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Testing the Leap-frog Hypothesis: The Impact of Existing Infrastructure and Telecommunications Policy on the Global Digital Divide

With Professor Philip Howard
15 May 2007
With Professor Philip Howard

Philip Howard provides a commentary to his article published in Information, Communication & Society where he examines the leap-frog hypothesis of developing countries becoming information societies. He contends that there is little evidence to support this view and that policies such as privatization, regulatory separation or market liberalization have been less important for the few successes than economic prosperity.

Howard, P.N. (2007) Testing the leap-frog hypothesis: the impact of existing infrastructure and telecommunications policy on the global digital divide. Information, Communication & Society 10:133-157.

This event is part of a series of webcasts linked to the Information,
Communication & Society (iCS) Journal.