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The state, IT and development [electronic resource] / editors, R.K. Bagga, Kenneth Keniston, Rohit Raj Mathur.

Contributor(s): Bagga, R. K | Keniston, Kenneth | Mathur, Rohit Raj.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. ; London : SAGE Publications, 2005Description: 1 online resource (325 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9788132103608 (electronic bk.); 8132103602 (electronic bk.); 1282425005; 9781282425002.Subject(s): India -- Economic policy -- 1991- | Digital divide -- India | Information technology -- Economic aspects -- India | Telecommunication -- Economic aspects -- India | India -- Economic conditions -- 1947- | India -- Politics and government -- 1977- | COMPUTERS -- Information Technology | Informationstechnik | Wirtschaftsentwicklung | IndienGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: State, IT and development.DDC classification: 303.48/330954 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Tables and Figures; List of Abbreviations; Preface; Section I: The ICT Route to Development; 1 -- State, ICT and Development: The Indian Context; 2 -- A Vision of Citizen-centric E-governance for India; 3 -- Governance: Virtual to Real; 4 -- ICT and Good Governance; 5 -- Incentives of Good Governance; Section II: Challenges before the State; 6 -- Bridging the Digital Divide: Options for India; 7 -- Policy Issues in Bridging the Digital Divide; 8 -- Regulatory Framework to Facilitate Universal Connectivity in India; 9 -- Cyber Law and its Implementation in India.
Summary: Information technology (IT) has brought about a major shift in the nature and speed of knowledge processing, thereby transforming the way business and, indeed, governments, function. An integral aspect of social capital, IT can either be an empowering force for the marginalized, or be instrumental in creating a new dimension of inequality. Harnessing IT for effective socio-economic transformation into an epistemic society has created a need to revisit prevailing notions of governance and development in the country, which is confronted with resource constraints and a yawning digital divide. Con.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Cover; Contents; List of Tables and Figures; List of Abbreviations; Preface; Section I: The ICT Route to Development; 1 -- State, ICT and Development: The Indian Context; 2 -- A Vision of Citizen-centric E-governance for India; 3 -- Governance: Virtual to Real; 4 -- ICT and Good Governance; 5 -- Incentives of Good Governance; Section II: Challenges before the State; 6 -- Bridging the Digital Divide: Options for India; 7 -- Policy Issues in Bridging the Digital Divide; 8 -- Regulatory Framework to Facilitate Universal Connectivity in India; 9 -- Cyber Law and its Implementation in India.

Information technology (IT) has brought about a major shift in the nature and speed of knowledge processing, thereby transforming the way business and, indeed, governments, function. An integral aspect of social capital, IT can either be an empowering force for the marginalized, or be instrumental in creating a new dimension of inequality. Harnessing IT for effective socio-economic transformation into an epistemic society has created a need to revisit prevailing notions of governance and development in the country, which is confronted with resource constraints and a yawning digital divide. Con.

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