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 BASIC INFORMATION : BACKGROUND MATERIAL
 A Selection of Books

The following list includes a short collection of key works essential to the primary themes of the World Summit on the Information Society:

  • Abramson, Mark A., E-Government, 2003 (IBM Endowment Series on the Business of Government), Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2002
  • Anderson, David M. (Ed.) and Michael Cornfield (Ed.), The Civic Web: Online Politics and Democratic Values, Rowman & Littlefield, 2002
  • Anheier, Helmut. and Glasius, Marlies., eds., Global Civil Society 2001, New York: Oxford University Press – , Oxford, 2001
  • Anheier, Helmut K.,  Civil Society: Measurement, Evaluation, Policy, Earthscan Publications, 2004
  • Bedi, Kiran, Jeet Singh, Parminder and Srivastava, Sandeep; Government@net, Sage Publications, India, 2001
  • Berners-Lee, Tim, Weaving the Web – The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by Its Inventor, Harper, 2000
  • Boyle, James, Shamans, Software & Spleens: Law and the Construction of the Information Society, Harvard University Press, USA, 1997
  • Brennan, Linda L. and Victoria Johnson, Social, Ethical and Policy Implications of Information Technology, Information Science Publishing, 2003
  • Carnoy, Martin, Castells, Manuel and Stephen S. Cohen,The New Global Economy in the Information Age: Reflections on Our Changing World, Pennsylvania State University Press,1993
  • Castells, Manuel, The Rise of the Network Society – The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture – Volume I of the Trilogy, Blackwell 2000
  • Castells, Manuel, The Power of Identity. The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture, Volume II of the Trilogy, Blackwell, 1997
  • Castells, Manuel, End of Millennium: The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture,  Volume III of the Trilogy, Blackwell, 2000
  • Castells, Manuel, La Galaxie Internet, Fayard, Paris, 2002
  • Castells, Manuel, The Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business and Society, OUP, 2001
  • Castells, Manuel, The Informational City: Information Technology, Economic Restructuring, and the Urban-Regional Process, Blackwell Publishers, 1991
  • Castells, Manuel and Pekka Himanen, The Information Society and the Welfare State: The Finnish Model, Oxford University Press, 2004
  • Castells, Manuel, The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture (Information Age), Blackwell Pub, 1999
  • Castells, Manuel, Ramon Flecha, Paulo Freire, Henry A. Giroux, Donaldo Macedo, Paul Willis, Critical Education in the New Information Age, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing, 1999
  • Castells, Manuel and Emma Kiselyova, The Collapse of Communism: A View from the Information Society, Figueroa Press, 2003
  • Castells, Manuel, L'Ere de l'information, tome 1 : La Socitété en réseaux, Fayard, 1998
  • Castells, Manuel, High technology, economic policies and world development (BRIE working papers), Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, 1986
  • Castells, Manuel, Towards the informational city?: High technology, economic change, and spatial structure : some exploratory hypotheses (Working paper), Institute of Urban and Regional Development, University of California, 1984
  • Castells, Manuel and Bob Catterall, Making of the Network Society, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), 2002
  • Chardonnens, Pierre-Dominique, Dictionary of the digital medias, Swissmedia, Switzerland, 2002
  • Compaine, Benjamin M., The Digital Divide, MIT Press Sourcebooks, UK, 2001
  • Compaine, Benjamin M. (Ed.) and William H. Read (Ed.), The Information Resources Policy Handbook: Reserach for the Information Age, The MIT Press, 1999
  • Crampton, Jeremy W., The Political Mapping of Cyberspace, University of Chicago Press, 2004
  • Curtain, Gregory G. and  Michael H. Sommer, Veronika Vis-Sommer, The World of E-Government, Haworth Press, 2004
  • Day, Peter (Ed.), Community Practice in the Network Society: Local Action / Global Interaction, Routledge, 2003
  • De Meyer, Arnold, The Bright Stuff: How Innovative People and Technology Can Make the Old Economy New, Pearson Education, 2002
  • DePalma, Paul, Annual Editions : Computers in Society 05/06 (Annual Editions Computers in Society), McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2004
  • Dertouzos, Michael L. et Bill Gates, What Will Be: How the New World of Information Will Change Our Lives, HarperSanFrancisco, 1998
  • Dertouzos, Michael L., The Unfinished Revolution : How to Make Technology Work for Us--Instead of the Other Way Around, HarperBusiness, 2002
  • Drucker, Peter, Post-Capitalist Society, HarperBusiness, 1994
  • Drucker, Peter, The New Realities, Transaction Publishers, 2003
  • Duff, Alistair, Information Society Studies, Routledge 2000, UK, 2001 reprint  
  • Dutta Soumitra (Ed.) et al., The Global Information Technology Report 2003-2004, World Economic Forum, Geneva, 2003
  • Dutta Soumitra (Ed.) et al., The Global Information Technology Report 2004-2005, World Economic Forum, Geneva, 2004
  • Dutta Soumitra and Sandeep Srivastava, Embracing the Net: Get.Competitive, Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2001
  • Dyson, Esther, Release 2.1: A Design for Living in the Digital Age, Broadway Books – New York, 1998
  • Foray, Dominique, L’économie de la connaissance, Éditions La Découverte & Syros, France, 2000.
  • Fraser, Matthew, Free-For-All: The Struggle for Dominance on the Digital Frontier, New York: Stoddart Publishing, 2000
  • Garson, David, Social Dimensions of Information Technology: Issues for the New Millennium, Hershey: Idea Group, 2000
  • Garson, David and Alexei Pavlichev, G. David Garson, Digital Government: Principles and Best Practices, Idea Group Publishing, 2003
  • Garson, David, Public Information Technology: Policy and Management Issues, Idea Group Publishing, 2003
  • Garson, David, Neural Networks : An Introductory Guide for Social Scientists (New Technologies for Social Research), SAGE Publications (November 10, 1998)
  • Garson, David G., Information Technology and Computer Applications in Public Administration: Issues and Trends, Idea Group Publishing, 1999
  • Gershenfeld, Neil, When Things Start to Think, Owl Books, 2000
  • Glasius, Marlies, Exploring Civil Society: Political and Cultural Contexts, Routledge, 2004
  • Gronlund, Ake, Electronic Government: Design, Applications and Management, Idea Group Publishing, 2002
  • Fountain, Jane E., Building the Virtual State: Information Technology and Institutional Change, Brookings Institution Press, 2001
  • Heeks, Richard, Reinventing Government in the Information Age : International Practice in IT-enabled Public Sector Reform, Routledge, 2001
  • Holmes, Douglas, Egov: Ebusiness Strategies for Government, Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2001
  • Hafner and Lyon, Where Wizards Stay Up Late: Origins Of the Internet, Simon & Schuster – USA, 1999
  • Hague, Barry and Brian Loader, Digital Democracy, Routledge, 1999
  • Hamelink, Cees J., Ethics of Cyberspace, London: Sage Publications, 2000
  • Hamelink, Cees J., Human Rights for Communicators, Hampton Press, Incorporated (April 1, 2004)
  • Hamelink, Cees J., World Communication : Disempowerment and Self Empowerment, Zed Books, 1996
  • Hamelink, Cees J., The corporate village: The role of transnational corporations in international communication, IDOC Europe dossier ; 4, 1977.
  • Hamelink, Cees J., The Politics of World Communication, Sage Publications – UK, 1994
  • Hewitt, Hugh, Blog : Understanding the Information Reformation That's Changing Your World, Nelson Books, 2005
  • Hilbert, Martin and Katz, Jorge, Building an Information Society, ECLAC, Chile, 2003
  • Himanen, Pekka, The Hacker Ethic, Random house Trade Paperbacks, USA, 2001
  • Hundley, Richard O. and Robert H. Anderson, The Global Course of the Information Revolution: Recurring Themes and Regional Variations, RAND Corporation, 2003
  • Huysman, Marleen and Etienne Wenger, Volker Wulf, Communities and Technologies: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Communities and Technologies C & T 2003, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003
  • Howard, Philip N. (Ed.) and Steve Jones (Ed.), Society Online : The Internet in Context, SAGE Publications, 2004
  • Jacques, F, The Heart of the Internet: An Insider's View of the Origin and Promise of the On-Line Revolution, Hampton Roads Publishing Company, 2003
  • Kalathil, Shanthi and Boas, Taylor C., Open Networks, Closed Regimes, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, USA, 2003
  • Kalathil, Shanthi  and Kalathil, Shanthi, Open Networks, Closed Regimes: The Impact of the Internet on Authoritarian Rule, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2003
  • Kamarck, Eliaine Ciulla and Joseph S., Jr. Nye, Governance.Com: Democracy in the Information Age, Visions of Governance in the 21st Century, Brookings Institution Press, 2002
  • Katz, Jorge, Technological change, economic development and intra and extra regional relations in Latin America (Working paper / IDB/ECLA Research Programme in Science and Technology), ECLA Office in Buenos Aires, 1978
  • Katz, Jorge, Appropriate technology for developing countries: Adaptation and regulation (Transfer of technology, the future of regulation monograph), 1977 (limited availability on www.amazon.com)
  • Katz, Jorge, Structural Reforms, Productivity and Technological Change in Latin America, United Nations, 2001
  • Kaul, Inge, Grunberg, Isabelle and Stern, Marc A., Global Public Goods: International Cooperation in the 21st Century, Oxford University Press – UK, 1999
  • Kirkman Geoffrey S., Cornelius Peter K., Sachs Jeffrey D., Schwab Klaus, The Global Information Technology Report 2001-2002, Oxford University Press, UK, 2002 
  • Krishna, S. and Shirin Madon, The Digital Challenge: Information Technology in the Development Context (Voices in Development Management), Ashgate Publishing, 2004
  • Kurzweil, Ray, The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence, Viking Penguin, 2001
  • Lasserre, Philippe, Global Strategic Management, Palgrave Macmillan, 2002
  • Lessig, Lawrence, Code: And Other Laws of Cyberspace, Basic Books, New-York, 1999
  • Lessig, Lawrence, The Future of Ideas (The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World), New York: Random House, 2001
  • Lessig, Lawrence, Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity, Penguin Books, 2004
  • León O., Burch S., Tamayo E., Social Movements on the Net, 2001, Quito, ALAI  
  • Lille François, Verschave François-Xavier, On peut changer le monde: A la
    recherche des biens publics mondiaux, La Découverte, Paris, 2003
  • Lloyd, Ian, Information Technology Law, LexisNexis UK, 2000
  • Lloyd, Ian and Aim Lloyd, Legal Aspects of the Information Society, Lexis Law Pub, 2000
  • Loader, Brian D., ed., Cyberspace Divide: Equality, Agency and Policy in the Information Society, London: Routledge,1998
  • Loader, Brian D. and Leigh Keeble (Ed.), Community Informatics : Shaping Computer-Mediated Social Networks, Routledge, 2001
  • Loader, Brian D., The Governance of Cyberspace: Politics, Technology and Global Restructuring, Routledge, 1997
  • Loader, Brian D. (Ed.) and Wim Van De Donk (Editor), Paul G. Nixon (Editor), Dieter Rucht, Peter Dahlgren, Cyberprotest: New Media, Citizens and Social Movements, Routledge, 2004
  • Malkia, Matti and Reijo Savolainen, Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko, E-Transformation in Governance: New Directions in Government, Idea Group Publishing, 2003
  • Mansell, Robin and When, Uta, eds., Knowledge Societies: Information Technology for Sustainable Development, New York: Oxford University Press, 1998
  • Mansell, Robin, Inside the Communication Revolution: Evolving Patterns of Social and Technical Interaction, Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • Mattelart, Armand, The Information Society : An Introduction, SAGE Publications, 2003
  • McLuhan, Marshall, War and Peace in the Global Village, Gingko Press 2001 (several editions)
  • McPhail, Thomas, Global Communication, Allyn & Bacon, 2002
  • Mendes, Manuel J and Reima Suomi, Carlos Passos, Digital Communities in a Networked Society: E-Commerce, E-Business, and E-Government : The Third Ifip Conference on E-Commerce, E-Business, and E-Government, International Federation for Information Processing (Series), Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004
  • Miller, Daniel and Slater, Don, The Internet: An Ethnographic Approach, Berg, UK, 2001
  • Mosco, Vincent, The Digital Sublime : Myth, Power, and Cyberspace, The MIT Press, 2004
  • Murelli, Elena, Breaking the Digital Divide, Commonwealth Secretariat & SFI Publishing, UK, 2002
  • Negroponte, Nicolas, L'Homme numérique, Robert Laffont, 1995
  • Negroponte, Nicolas, Being Digital, Vintage, 1996
  • Norris Donald, Mason Jon, Lefrere Paul, Transforming e-Knowledge: a  Revolution in the sharing of knowledge, Society for College and University Planning, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2003
  • Norris, Pippa, Digital Divide, Cambridge University Press, UK, 2001
  • Norris, Pippa, Electoral Engineering : Voting Rules and Political Behavior (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics), Cambridge University Press, 2004
  • Norris, Pippa, A Virtuous Circle : Political Communications in Postindustrial Societies (Communication, Society and Politics), Cambridge University Press, 2000
  • O’Brien, Jeffrey M., The next Intel , WIRED Magazine, The Condé Nast Publications Inc., USA, 2002
  • OECD, Learning to Bridge the Digital Divide, without date, OECD publications
  • OECD, Towards a Global Information Society: Global Information Society (GII-GIS): Policy Requirements, OECD Publications, 1998
  • OECD, Measuring Knowledge Management in the Business Sector: First Steps (Knowledge Management), Organization for Economic Cooperation & Devel, 2004
  • OECD, Promise and Problems of E-Democracy: Challenges of Online Citizen Engagement, OECD, 2004
  • OECD, Global Knowledge Flows And Economic Development, OECD, 2004
  • O’Harrow, Robert, No Place to Hide: Behind the Scenes of Our Emerging Surveillance Society, Free Press, 2005
  • O’Siochru, Sean, Global Media Governance: A Beginner’s Guide, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2002
  • Ossama, François, Les nouvelles technologies de l’information, L’Harmattan, France, 2001
  • Page, David and Crawley, William, Satellites over South Asia: Broadcasting, culture and the public interest, Sage Publications, 2000
  • Price, Monroe E., Media & Sovereignty, The MIT Press, England, 2002
  • Price, Monroe E. and Mark Thompson, Forging Peace: Intervention, Human Rights, and the Management of Media Space, Indiana University Press, 2002
  • Price, Monroe E. and Marc Raboy, Public Service Broadcasting in Transition: A Documentary Reader: A Documentary Reader, International Law Publications, 2003
  • Price, Monroe E., Self-regulation And The Internet, Kluwer Law International, the Hague, 2005
  • Quéau, Philippe, La Planète des Esprits. Pour une Politique du Cyberespace, Odile Jacob, 2000
  • Rifkin, Jeremy, The Age of Access: The New Culture of Hypercapitalism, Where all of Life is a Paid-For Experience, Penguin Putnam, 2001
  • Raboy, Marc, Global Media Policy in the new Millennium, University of Luton Press, 2001  
  • Raboy, Marc, Public Broadcasting for the 21st Century (Acamedia Research Monograph, University of Luton Press, 2003
  • Robins, Melinda B., Hilliard Robert L., Beyond Boundaries, Cyberspace in Africa, Heinemann, Portsmouth, NH, 2002
  • Sabel, Robbie, Procedures at International Conferences: Study of the Rules of Procedure of International Inter-Governmental Conferences, Cambridge University Press, UK, 1997
  • Saco, Diana, Cybering Democracy: Public Space and the Internet, University of Minnesota Press, 2002
  • Salomon, Lester M. and Wojciech Sokolowski, Global Civil Society: Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector, Kumarian Press (August 30, 2004)
  • Salomon, Lester M. and Odus V. Elliott, The Tools of Government: A Guide to the New Governance, Oxford University Press, 2002
  • Sen, Amartya, Development as Freedom, Anchor, 2000
  • Servaes, Jan, Walking on The Other Side of The Information Highway – Communication, Culture and Development in the 21st Century, Southbound, Penang, Malaysia, 2000
  • Servaes, Jan, Participatory Communication for Social Change (Communication and Human Values), SAGE Publications, 1996
  • Servaes, Jan, The New Communications Landscape: Demystifying Media Globalization (Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies), Routledge, 2000
  • Servaes, Jan, The European Information Society: A Reality Check, Intellect L & D E F a E, 2004
  • Schelin, Shannon Howle and G. David Garson, Humanizing Information Technology: Advice from Experts (IT Solutions series), Cybertech Publishing, 2004
  • Shapiro, Andrew L., The Control Revolution: How the Internet is Putting Individuals in Charge and Changing the World We Know, New York, Century Foundation, 1999
  • Shaviro, Steven, Connected, or What It Means to Live in the Network Society, University of Minnesota Press, 2003
  • Slevin, James, The Internet and Society, Malden, Blackwell Publishers Inc., 2000
  • Spar, Debora L., Ruling the Waves: From the Compass to the Internet, a History of Business and Politics along the Technological Frontier, Harvest/HBJ Book 1, 2003
  • Stallman, Richard M., Free Software, Free Society, GNU Press, 2002
  • Stefik, Mark, The Internet Edge: Social, Technical and Legal Changes for a Networked World, MIT Press, 1999
  • Tawfik M., Bartagonon G., Courrier Y., World Communication and Information Report 1999-2000 (3 exemplaires), UNESCO Publishing
  • Teubal, Morris and Dominique Foray, Moshe Justman, Ehud Zuscovitch,Technological Infrastructure Policy: An International Perspective (Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation), Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996
  • Torvalds, Linus, Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary; Harper od. Texere, 2001
  • Trippi, Joe, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised : Democracy, the Internet, and the Overthrow of Everything, Regan Books, 2004
  • UN/ECE, Simplification.com: Electronic Business and the Simplification of Administration; United Nations
  • UNESCO, La société du savoir, Revue internationale des sciences sociales, Éditions Eres, France, 2002
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Cooperation South – Getting Connected: Information and Communications Technology for Development, 2001
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Human Development Report 2001: Making New Technologies Work for Human Development, New York: Oxford University Press, 2001  
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Arab Human Development Report 2003 : Building a Knowledge Society, UNDP, New York, 2003
  • United Nations ICT Task Force, Internet Governance: A Grand Collaboration, Don MacLean, New York, 2004
  • Van Dijk, Jan, The Deepening Divide : Inequality in the Information Society, SAGE Publications, 2005
  • Wilhelm, Anrtony G., Digital Nation : Toward an Inclusive Information Society, The MIT Press, 2004
  • Wellenius, Bjorn, Closing the Gap in Access to Rural Communication: Chile 1995-2002 (World Bank Discussion Paper), World Bank Publications, 2002
  • Wilsdon, James, Digital Futures: Living in a Dot.Com World, London: Earthscan Publications, 2001
  • Yong, James, E-Government in Asia: Enabling Public Service Innovation in the 21st Century, Times Media, 2003

 

 

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