Third World Citizens and the Information Technology Revolution . . .
challenges the widely held view that the information technology revolution has been a blessing for citizens of the Third World. It shows how the governments and corporations of the industrialized countries created the global IT regime by systematically excluding Third World representatives and their visions of the information society. Then these same actors pressured Third World societies to abide by the new international regime. . . .
"Nivien Saleh has written a brilliant and long overdue account of how information technology and communication, far from liberating and democratizing the world, tend far more to serve the interests of corporations and those sitting atop the global political economy. This is a very good book by a promising young writer." --Robert W. McChesney, co-author, The Death and Life of American Journalism
"I am blown away. The book is engaging and well written, theoretically grounded, and rich in empirical detail. It will make an immediate contribution to our understanding of global governance processes for information and communication technologies." --Derrick L. Cogburn, Associate Professor of International Relations, International Communication Program, School of International Service, American University, and editor of the Palgrave series Information Technology and Global Governance
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