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Perspectives and Implications for the Development of Information Infrastructures

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<div>In the same way that infrastructures such as transportation, electricity, sewage, and water supply are widely assumed to be integrators of urban spaces, information infrastructures are assumed to be integrators of information spaces. With the advent of Web 2.0 and new types of information infrastructures such as online social networks and smart mobile platforms, a more in-depth understanding of the various rights to access, use, develop, and modify information infrastructure resources is necessary.</div><div><br></div><div><b>Perspectives and Implications for the Development of Information Infrastructures</b> aims at addressing this need by offering a fresh new perspective on information infrastructure development. It achieves this by drawing on and adapting theory that was initially developed to study natural resource commons arrangements such as inshore fisheries, forests, irrigation systems, and pastures, while placing great emphasis on the complex problems and social dilemmas that often arise in the negotiations.</div>

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Foreword
  5. Preface
    1. THE NEED FOR A BOOK ON INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
    2. INSPIRATION & INTELLECTUAL ORIGINS
    3. THE SCOPE OF THE BOOK
    4. WHO WAS THIS BOOK WRITTEN FOR?
    5. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1: Theory
    1. Chapter 1: Introduction
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. URBAN PLANNING AND THE INFRASTRUCTURAL IDEAL OF THE INTEGRATED, STANDARDIZED CITY
      4. THE SPLINTERING OF INFRASTRUCTURES
      5. INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AS A PROBLEM OF COLLECTIVE ACTION
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Perspectives on Information Infrastructures
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORISING INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURES
      4. THE ROLE OF INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURES IN PRACTICE
      5. CONCLUSION: KEY IMPLICATIONS FROM THE LITERATURE REVIEW
    3. Chapter 3: A Commons Perspective to Understanding the Development of Information Infrastructures
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHAT IS A COMMONS?
      4. INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURES AS COMMONS
      5. CONCLUSION: THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE COMMONS PERSPECTIVE
  8. Section 2: Case Studies
    1. Chapter 4: The Development of a Regional Health Information Infrastructure in Greece
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INFORMATION SOCIETY INITIATIVES IN GREECE
      4. THE DEVELOPMENT OF HEALTHnet: A PILOT, HEALTH INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN CRETE (1997-2005)
      5. A NEW HEALTH INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN CRETE (2005-2006)
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 5: The Development of the English National Health Information Infrastructure
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE ENGLISH NATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM
      4. THE NATIONAL PROGRAM FOR IT IN THE ENGLISH NHS (1998 - 2010)
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 6: Challenges to the Development of Information Infrastructures
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MULTIPLE LEVELS OF INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
      4. OWNERSHIP OF INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE RESOURCES
      5. CONCLUSION & IMPLICATIONS
    4. Chapter 7: The Governance of Information Infrastructures
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GOVERNANCE PRINCIPLES FOR INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
      4. CONCLUSION & IMPLICATIONS
  9. Section 3: Further Research
    1. Chapter 8: New Information Infrastructure Commons
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FREE AND OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
      4. MASHUPS AND PROCESSES OF ONLINE SOCIAL PRODUCTION
      5. CONCLUSION & IMPLICATIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
    2. Chapter 9: The Consequences of New Information Infrastructures
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. KEY CONSEQUENCES OF NEW INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURES: THE CASE OF WIKILEAKS
      4. THE GOVERNMENTALITY OF NEW INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURES
      5. CONCLUSION & IMPLICATIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
    3. Chapter 10: The Role of the Researcher in New Information Infrastructure Research
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A PRAGMATIC FRAMEWORK FOR PHRONETIC IS RESEARCH
      4. QUESTIONING THE ENDS OF NEW INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE RESEARCH
      5. CONCLUSION & RECOMMENDATIONS
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Author
  12. Index