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Open Development: Networked Innovations in International Development (International Development Research Centre)

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The emergence of open networked models made possible by digital technology has the potential to transform international development. Open network structures allow people to come together to share information, organize, and collaborate. Open development harnesses this power, to create new organizational forms and improve people's lives; it is not only an agenda for research and practice but also a statement about how to approach international development. In this volume, experts explore a variety of applications of openness, addressing challenges as well as opportunities.

Open development requires new theoretical tools that focus on real world problems, consider a variety of solutions, and recognize the complexity of local contexts. After exploring the new theoretical terrain, the book describes a range of cases in which open models address such specific development issues as biotechnology research, improving education, and access to scholarly publications. Contributors then examine tensions between open models and existing structures, including struggles over privacy, intellectual property, and implementation. Finally, contributors offer broader conceptual perspectives, considering processes of social construction, knowledge management, and the role of individual intent in the development and outcomes of social models.

ContributorsCarla Bonina, Ineke Buskens, Leslie Chan, Abdallah Daar, Jeremy de Beer, Mark Graham, Eve Gray, Anita Gurumurthy, Havard Haarstad, Blane Harvey, Myra Khan, Melissa Loudon, Aaron K. Martin, Hassan Masum, Chidi Oguamanam, Katherine M. A. Reilly, Ulrike Rivett, Karl Schroeder, Parminder Jeet Singh, Matthew L. Smith, Marshall S. Smith

Copublished with the International Development Research Centre of Canada (IDRC)

About the Author

Matthew L. Smith is Senior Program Officer in the Science and Innovation Program Area at the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa. Katherine M. A. Reilly is Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262525411
Subtitle:
Networked Innovations in International Development
Author:
Smith, Matthew L.
Author:
Benkler, Yochai
Author:
International Development Research Centre
Author:
Reilly, Katherine M. A.
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
International Development Research Centre Open Development
Publication Date:
20140110
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 figures
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
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