The speed and cost effectiveness of new information technology has prompted many to view these innovations as a panacea for social and economic development. However, such a view flies in the face of continuing inequities in education, health, food, and infrastructure. This volume explores these issues – along with questions of access, privilege, literacy, training, and the environmental and health effects of information technologies in the developing world – arguing that a higher level of development does not always result from a higher level of technologization.

part |36 pages

Alternative Perspectives on the Diffusion of Innovations and International Development

part |37 pages

International Development

chapter |8 pages

Food Security

Eliminating Global Poverty and Hunger

chapter |5 pages

Looking Forward

Diffusing Innovations and Developing Communities With Respect, Dignity, and Justice