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Promoting Social Change and Democracy through Information Technology

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Life in the digital era offers an array of new and invigorating opportunities, as well as a new set of challenges when facing the dissemination of fresh innovations. While once reserved for personal use, online platforms are now being utilized for more critical purposes, such as social revolution, political influence, and governance at both the local and national levels. Promoting Social Changes and Democracy through Information Technology is a definitive reference source for the latest scholarly research on the use of the internet, mobile phones, and other digital platforms for political discourse between citizens and governments. Focusing on empirical case studies and pivotal theoretical applications of technology within political science and social activism, this comprehensive book is an essential reference source for advanced-level students, researchers, practitioners, and academicians interested in the changing landscape of democratic development and social welfare.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Theoretical Perspectives on ICTs and Social Change
    1. Chapter 1: The Pamphlet Meets API
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. NETWORKED MOBILIZATION
      5. NETWORKS AND MOBILIZATION
      6. DIGITZED COLLECTIVE ACTION
      7. THE NETWORKED MIDDLE EAST
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS:
    2. Chapter 2: Approaches to Development in M4D Studies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: WHAT KIND OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION
      4. SAMPLE AND OVERVIEW
      5. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
      6. DISCUSSION: TOWARDS A DIALECTICAL APPROACH OF M4D
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Utopia, Labor, and Informational Capitalism
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE AMBIVALENT FEELING OF MEDIATION
      4. MEDIA AS MEANS OF MATERIAL PRODUCTION
      5. FACEBOOK: SOCIAL REPRODUCTION AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Video Surveillance
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PRIVACY AND LEGISLATION
      5. MODEL AND TAXONOMY OF VIDEO SURVEILLANCE
      6. RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Section 2: Social Change and ICTs around the World
    1. Chapter 5: ICT, Media, and the Egyptian Revolution
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: ICT AND THE CREATION OF EGYPT’S NETWORK SOCIETY
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. DIFFUSION AND UTILIZATION OF ICT IN EGYPTIAN NEWS MEDIA
      6. ICT, SOCIAL NETWORKS, AND THE CREATION OF ALTERNATIVE MEDIA
      7. CONVERGENCE OF MAINSTREAM AND SOCIAL MEDIA
      8. THE DEVELOPMENT OF NETWORK JOURNALISM
      9. NETWORK JOURNALISM: THE ROAD TO TAHRIR SQUARE
      10. WHAT IS NEXT? EGYPT POST JANUARY 25 REVOLUTION: NEW ACTORS, NEW AGENDA
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 6: Internetworked Social Movements and the Promise of Politics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. A SHORT NOTE ON METHODOLOGY
      5. INTERNETWORKED SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND THE NEW PARTICIPATION TRENDS
      6. SOCIAL CHANGE IN THE FUTURE
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 7: Microblogs, Jasmine Revolution, and Civil Unrest
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CHINESE JASMINE REVOLUTION
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 8: Grassroots Political Campaign in Russia
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONSIDERATIONS ON RUSSIAN POLITICAL LANDSCAPE
      4. TRANSMEDIA ANALYSIS OF NAVALNY’S GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 9: Designing and Implementing e-Government Projects for Democracy and Social Change in India
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DIS(CONNECTED) CITIZENSHIP? ELECTRONIC GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN A WEB 2.0 LANDSCAPE
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. UNDERSTANDING ACTOR BEHAVIOUR WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF COMPLEX COMPUTER SYSTEMS
      6. ASSESSING PROJECT OUTCOME
      7. ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK
      8. ANALYTICAL MODEL
      9. IDENTIFYING GAMES THAT IMPACT THE PLANNING AND UPTAKE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES IN BUREAUCRACIES
      10. PROPERTY TAX REVENUE COLLECTIONS AND COMPLIANCE DATA
      11. PROPERTY TAX REVENUE DATA DISCUSSED: BANGALORE CITY
      12. EXAMINING ACTOR ATTITUDES AND PERCEPTIONS IN ICT ADOPTION: THE CASE OF THE GREATER BANGALORE CITY MUNICIPAL CORPORATION (BBMP)
      13. WHAT’S IN A GAME? DISCUSSING E-GOVERNMENT SUCCESS AND FAILURE
      14. DIRECTIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
      15. CONCLUSION
      16. REFERENCES
      17. ADDITIONAL READING
      18. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      19. ENDNOTE
    6. Chapter 10: Developer Challenges as a Platform for Citizen Engagement with Open Government Data
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DEVELOPER CHALLENGES IN AUSTRALIA
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 11: The Infomediary Campaign in the Philippines as a Strategy to Alleviate Information Poverty
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      7. REFLECTIONS ON THE USE OF THE COMBINED STAKEHOLDER THEORY AND LIVELIHOODS APPROACH
      8. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. CREATING FUTURE INFOMEDIARIES
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors