Ismael Peña-López, lecturer and researcher
Information Society, Digital Divide, ICT4D
I am Ismael Peña-López.
I am professor at the School of Law and Political Science of the Open University of Catalonia, and researcher at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute and the eLearn Center of that university. Since november 2013 I am on a partial leave to join Open Evidence as a senior researcher and analyst. I am also the director of the Open Innovation project 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.
Increasing concentration of people living in urban areas. Areas which are becoming totally saturated and ask for new ways or urban planning. This includes not only transportation, but also public services like education, healthcare, etc.
The 19th century was a century of ...
Y con las últimas elecciones municipales del pasado 24 de mayo en España, se acabó la casta.
En 2007, Gian Antonio Stella e Sergio Rizzo publicaban La casta. Così i politici italiani sono diventati intoccabili (La casta. Así los políticos italianos se han convertido en intocables), un libro en el que denunciaban la impunidad con que los representantes públicos en Italia conseguían hacer y deshacer a su antojo.
Every year they publish a book — the FAROS report — which deals about a topic of especial relevance for families and carers, helping them to understand it and to address it.
The Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies has just published a book review that I did on Manuel Castells' Redes de Indignación y Esperanza (Networks of Outrage and Hope in its English edition).
Unlike most reviews — not my words, but someone else's — my review is not just a description of what is in the book, but an actual review or, better put, a critique. Not necessarily negative one, mind you, but a reading with at least a ...