The Digital Divide

  title={The Digital Divide},
  author={Helen V. Milner},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  pages={176 - 199}
  • H. Milner
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Economics
  • Comparative Political Studies
What factors have promoted and retarded the spread of the Internet globally? The Internet is one example of the diffusion of technology. Much as other technologies, the Internet has diffused unevenly across countries, raising concerns over a “digital divide.” My main proposition is that its spread has been driven by neither technological nor economic factors alone. Rather, political factors exert a powerful influence. Groups that believe they will lose from the Internet use political… Expand

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