Internationales Zentrum für Ethik in den Wissenschaften (IZEW)



Call for Papers: Digitalisation and Development in the Global South. Progress by Technology?

Hand in papers now for the TATuP thematic issue 2/2019!

A “digital divide” separates the countries of the Global North and South: they are unequal in terms of access to and the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) such as computers, mobile phones, and the internet. It is widely believed that bridging this divide will positively affect people in under-connected world regions: ICT are assumed to increase economic productivity and prosperity and to have a democratizing effect.

The TATuP thematic issue 2/2019 offers a platform to advance a critical assessment from an interdisciplinary perspective. It welcomes contributions from all disciplines working on the subject, including Philosophy, Sociology, Ethnology, Political Science, Development Studies, Engineering, Information Science, Library Science, Media Studies, Economics, and Geosciences.

Contributions to the TATuP thematic issue 2/2019 may address (but are not limited to) questions such as:

  • What are the motivations behind ICT export and digitalisation programmes?

  • Who is excluded from ICT use? Which divides (e.g. gender, rural/urban,

    educational) persist and are potentially even reinforced by ICT?

  • How do understandings of privacy and access to information differ between cultures? How are different cultural understandings (in-)compatible with values inscribed in ICT?

Please send your abstract (max. 3000 characters incl. spaces) by November 12, 2018 at the latest to redactionspam

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