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Blog Post: Transformative Impact of Data and Communication on Governance

In his three part blog post on brookings.edu Prof. Steven Livingston examines the transformative impact of data and communication on governance in areas of limited statehood.

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Part One discusses how the growth in mobile telephony, geography information systems (GIS) in the developing world and its siginficance for governance. Part Two gives examples of how information and communication technology (ICT) helps to deliver governance in areas of limited statehood. Part Three takes a closer look on the implications and the sustainability of initiatives that employ ICT in areas of limited state hood.

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Dr. Steven Livingston is professor of Media and International Affairs at The George Washington University. Among his more recent publications are Bits and Atoms: Information and Communication Technology in Areas of Limited Statehood (Gregor Walter-Drop co-editor) and Africa's Information Revolution: Implications for Crime, Policing, and Citizen Security. [i]

[i] http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/techtank/posts/2014/04/01-ict-and-governance-livingston-part-1

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