Cold War Legacies in Contemporary Institutionalized Thinking on Development Communication: A Case Study of Two UNDP and EP ICT4D Reports

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Date created: 
2017-08-31
Identifier: 
etd10365
Keywords: 
Capability approach
Cold war
Critical hermeneutics
Development studies
Dominant paradigm
EP
EU
ICT4D
Modernization theory
UNDP
Abstract: 

Although information and communications technologies for development (ICT4D) is situated in a globalized Information Age nominally marked by a shift away from the dominant paradigm of development, Cold War-era ideological fallout continue to linger in development communication literature describing ICT4D. A critical hermeneutic analysis of two ICT4D reports, one commissioned by the European Parliament (EP) and one by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), delineates the Cold War legacies in contemporary supranational organizations’ institutionalized thinking on development communication.

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Graduating extended essay / Research project
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Senior supervisor: 
Yuezhi Zhao
Department: 
Communication, Art & Technology: School of Communication
Thesis type: 
(Extended Essay) M.A.
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