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Information Technologies and International Development


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Welcome to The World Summit in Reflection: a Deliberative Dialogue on WSIS brought to you by the journal Information Technologies and International Development and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School.

We hope this space, both online and printed versions, will offer a platform for substantive reflection and debate on the WSIS process, outcomes, and purposes. This is the first independently published academic journal and interactive website entirely focused on WSIS. Its intentions are to serve the community of scholars and practitioners as they reflect on the events in Geneva, plan for the meeting in Tunis, and ultimately build the global information society.

What can you do online?

This online site hosts 82 papers in addition to links to the 37 contributions in the printed volume. The full text of the collection can be searched by keyword or browsed by author or title. (In addition, we are adding capacity to navigate the collection by theme, approach, author’s primary field, country focus, assessment of the Geneva meeting, prospects for Tunis, and other subject dimensions.) We invite you to critique the manuscripts in the collection, post your own views, and interact with the broader community. At any point you can add your thoughts and read the comments of others by clicking on one of the “comments” links. Your feedback and suggestions will also inform the Editor’s planning for next steps.

How to Order the Printed Volume or View it Online?

The printed journal is a special double issue of Information Technologies and International Development and is composed of two traditional research papers and 35 opinion pieces reflecting, often critically and always constructively, on the WSIS meeting in Geneva, December 2003. We deliberately selected a rich and diverse collection of voices including noted academics, senior insiders, participants, and observers. Contributors include: Nancy J. Hafkin, Nicholas Negroponte, Hamadoun Touré, Hans Klein, Derrick L. Cogburn, Kenneth Neil Cukier, and many others.

Order the printed issue:

We are offering a special 20% discount for the entire first volume year of ITID including this double issue on the World Summit. You can subscribe here.

Project Team

Michael L. Best, Editor-in-Chief, ITID
Ernest J. Wilson, III, Editor-in-Chief, ITID
Dorothea Klein, Managing Editor, ITID
Colin M. Maclay, Berkman Center for Internet and Society
Tim Fewkes, Website development
Hal Roberts, Website development
Daniel Amick, Website editor