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Visions of the Information Society:
An industrialized world perspective


The following contains links to research centres, Internet-related documentation and individual researchers contributing the general topic area. It does not contain links to United Nations websites or other well-known organizations. This is an evolving list, so please check back for updates.

ITU, "ICTs in support of human rights, democracy and good governance ", August 2002

Open Source Resources (bibliography)

Information Society Yahoo group 


Information Resource 

STAR EC Research Project on social and economic impact of ICTS 

Centre for Internet Studies, Washington 

Society for International Development

United Kingdom - Commission on Intellectual Property Rights 

iConnect Online (UK-Dutch initiative) 

Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Sussex University (UK) 

Globalisation and Poverty Research Programme (IDS, UK)


Institute for Development Policy and Management (UK)

New Media Studies (UK-based) 

Professor Lawrence Lessig's website (Stanford University, USA)

LSE research programme "Government on the Web" (London School of Economics)

Unit for Internet Studies (mainly US-based) 

Internet Architecture: A Primer on IP Protocols 

Internet Domain Surveys from the Internet Software Consortium

Free Networks

Web reference FAQs 

Learning Initiatives for Reforms on Network Economics - (CICT, Technical University of Denmark)

Centre for Electronic Commerce and Internet Studies  (Murdoch University, Australia)

Encyclopedia for the New Economy 

New Economy Index 

Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights - University of California at Berkeley 

World Wide Web Consortium on Intellectual Property Rights 

Cyberspace and Web Sociology (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Citizens Online (UK) 

Pew Internet and American Life Project 

Interdepartmental Programme in Media and Communications (Media@lse) (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK) 

E-conomy Project (USA) 

European Network for Communication and Information Perspectives 

World Dialogue on Regulation for Network Economics 

Measuring the Information Economy (OECD - Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development)

Professor Rob Kling's website on Social Informatics  (Indiana University, USA)

Professor Roger Clarke's primer on the Internet (The Australian National University)

Professor Eli Noam's website  (Columbia University, USA)

Professor Lee McKnight's website (Tufts University & MIT, USA)

Professor Hal Varian's website (University of California at Berkeley, USA)

Professor Erik Brynjolfsson's website (MIT Sloan School of Management)

Professor Ian Miles' website (ESRC Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition, University of Manchester, UK)

Professor Geoff Walsham's website (University of Cambridge, UK) 

Professor Phil Agre's website (University of California, USA)



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