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Ismael Peña-López

Sóc l'Ismael Peña-López.

Sóc professor dels Estudis de Dret i de Ciència Política de la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, així com investigador sènior a Open Evidence. També sóc fellow director d'innovació oberta a la Fundació Jaume Bofill.

Els meus principals interessos de recerca són l'impacte de les TIC a la societat (e-Readiness, divisòria digital), especialment en el Desenvolupament (e-Inclusió, ICT4D) i les institucions educatives (e-Learning, competència digital) i pol&icute;tiques (e-participació, e-democràcia).

ICT4D Blog

13/02/2018

The Chief Research Officer in consultancy firms

It is not unusual to hear that the university and consultancy firms go opposite ways: for the former, spending too much time in knowledge transfer has huge costs of opportunity, for it is time not invested on publishing in impact scientific journals; for the latter, most research just cannot be easily included in the client's bill.

What follows is just a simple exercise on how to embed research in consultancy, so that it does not become a mere overhead but an activity that has a direct measurable impact on the value chain. The scheme presents to sets (columns) of tasks that ...

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Sociedad Red Blog

02/04/2018

Por qué el independentismo y el resto de soberanismo no se encuentran. Una reflexión desde la desobediencia

Imagen de una urna del 1 de octubre de 2017

Siempre se ha dicho que la solución a las aspiraciones secesionistas del independentismo sólo tiene dos caminos: el pacto con el Estado español, y la confrontación violenta. O se celebra un referéndum pactado, o se gana una guerra de secesión. No hay más.

¿No hay más?

No.

La vía de la desobediencia

Hay una vía intermedia, la desobediencia, que tiene que ver con la distinción que Johan Galtung hacía de violencia directa, violencia estructural y violencia cultural. Estas dos últimas son invisibles y tienen que ...

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Notícies

Case study. decidim.barcelona, Spain

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decidim.barcelona (Spain), case study

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 ...

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Report. Evaluation of the Open Data for Development program

Cover of the report for the Evaluation of the Open Data for Development program

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 ...

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