Mike Best with evidence that ICT4D works

By Ismael Peña-López
ICTlogy (ISSN 1886-5208). Issue #19, April 2005


This is an article by Ethan Zuckerman that I had pending to read since long ago.

I agree with some other people that I know have already read it that it is a must reading article. You’d be surprised to read that Mike Best’s found that there’s a positive correlation between democratization and internet and a negative correlation between democratization and mobile telephones (!!)

I also found interesting Benjamin Barber’s three ways in which technologies might work to strengthen or weaken democracies: the Panglossian, Pandorian and Jeffersonian options.

If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:

Peña-López, I. (2005) “Mike Best with evidence that ICT4D works” In ICTlogy, #19, April 2005. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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