Ismael Peña-López, lecturer and researcher
Information Society, Digital Divide, ICT4D
I am Ismael Peña-López.
I am lecturer at the School of Law and Political Science of the Open University of Catalonia and senior researcher at Open Evidence. I am also fellow director of Open Innovation at Fundació Jaume Bofill.
My main research interests are the impact of ICTs in society (e-Readiness, the digital divide), especially in development (e-inclusion, ICT4D), and educational (e-Learning, digital competence) and political (e-participation, e-democracy) institutions.
What is democracy today? Is democracy always about being represented and some third parties making decisions in the name of the citizen? The concept of democracy has certainly shifted towards representative democracy. This specific understanding ...
15/06/2017 Constitutional processes in the world
Con el texto de la ley en la mano, da la impresión que la sentencia es una sentencia técnicamente bien aplicada. Técnicamente significa que nos ceñimos estrictamente al texto, y no al espíritu, y que somos capaces ...
31/03/2017 ¿Existe la privacidad? ¿Nos importa?
15/03/2017 Tampones que matan
The last report of the collaboration with IT for Change has just been published: decidim.barcelona, Spain. Voice or chatter? Case studies. It belongs to the research project titled Voice or Chatter? Using a Structuration Framework Towards a Theory of ICT-mediated Citizen Engagement, and produced with the financial support of Making All Voices Count, a programme working towards a world in which open, effective and participatory governance is the ...
From October 2016 to June 2017, Manuel Acevedo and I conducted the evaluation of the Open Data for Development program, a USD 15 million initiative (direct plus indirect funding) led by IDRC, the Government of Canada, The World Bank and DFID / UK Aid.
This has been a terrific experience on many levels. The most important one was acknowledging how advanced the field ...