Events - Digital divides: technology and politics in the information age
This seminar, held in Hong Kong in August 2002, addressed a series of stimulating questions in information policy from an international perspective.
- What is at stake in the debate over the digital divide?
- What are the significant international differences in access to information?
- What consequences will the internet have for political traditions, both in the West and beyond it?
Papers presented (download in PDF format):
- Dr Loong Wong, University of Newcastle, Australia, The Internet, Politics and the Digital Divide in Asia
- Denise Meredyth and Julian Thomas, Digital Divides: Framing the Issues
- Associate Professor Govindan Parayil, National University of Singapore, Digital Divides and the Denaturalization of the Economy: Some Material Realities
- Professor Chuanfu Chen, International Law Research Institute and Research Center for Information Resources, Wuhan University, China, A Call for Balance between Intellectual Property Rights and Public Interests in the Field of the Digital Age
- Partha Pratim Sarker, Co-founder, Bytes for All, Issues of Digital Divide in South Asia: "IT for People" Experiments in the Region
- Dr Andrew Turk, Murdoch University, Western Australia, A Critique of Government Grant Based Approaches to Addressing Digital Divide Issues in an Australian Indigenous Community
- James McConnaughey, The NTIA and the Digital Divide in the US
- Sue Willis and Bruce Tranter, Beyond the Digital Divide? Socio-economic Dimensions of Internet Diffusion in Australia
- Jianbin Jin & Chengyu Xiong, The Digital Divide in Terms of National Informatization Quotient: The Perspective of Mainland China
- Li Gang and Xin Jingjing, The Development of the Internet and the Information Environment of China
- Professor Hye-Soon Kim, Understanding the Digital Divide as a Social Issue: Critical Analysis of the "Success Story" of South Korea
- David Istance, Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, OECD, Issues and Findings from OECD Studies on the Digital Divide and Education
- Norizan Moh Yasin, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya, Malaysia, The Digital Divide in Education: The Malaysian Experience
- George Kuk and Ian Gow, Centre for Europe Asia Business Research Nottingham University Business School, United Kingdom, Digital Divide and Quality of Electronic Service Delivery in Local Government
- Denise Meredyth, Liza Hopkins, Scott Ewing, Julian Thomas and David Hayward, Machinery and Community: The Atherton Gardens Community Network Experiment
A LEWI/ISR seminar
David C. Lam Institute
for East-West Studies
Hong Kong Baptist University
22–24 August 2002