ICT, Power, and Developmental Discourse: A Critical Analysis

@inproceedings{Thompson2002ICTPA,
  title={ICT, Power, and Developmental Discourse: A Critical Analysis},
  author={Mark Thompson},
  booktitle={Global and Organizational Discourse about Information Technology},
  year={2002}
}
  • Mark Thompson
  • Published 2002 in
    Global and Organizational Discourse about…
This paper uses critical discourse analysis to demonstrate how information and communications technology (ICT) has become deeply involved in the conception and practice of socio-economic development within so-called less-developed countries (LDCs). A recent speech on ICT by the president of the World Bank Group is examined, which shows the role of the discourse surrounding such technologies in replicating and extending a markedly North American worldview into the developmental sphere. The… CONTINUE READING

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