Information Technology and Social Transformation: GIS for Forestry Management in India

@article{Barrett2001InformationTA,
  title={Information Technology and Social Transformation: GIS for Forestry Management in India},
  author={Michael I. Barrett and Sundeep Sahay and Geoff Walsham},
  journal={Inf. Soc.},
  year={2001},
  volume={17},
  pages={5-20}
}
In this article, we examine an in-depth case of the introduction of geographical information systems (GIS) in the Indian forestry sector and associated social transformations. Our study is informed by Giddens’s recent theoretical developments on globalizing in uences at the institutional level and their interconnectedness to new trust systems and self-identity at the individual level. We examine how some elements of our case analysis are illuminated by Giddens’s theoretical concepts, and also… CONTINUE READING

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