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ICT and sustainable development

Hilty, Lorenz M. and Hercheui, Magda D. (2010) ICT and sustainable development. In: Berleur, Jacques and Hercheui, Magda D. and Hilty, Lorenz M., (eds.) What kind of information society? Governance, virtuality, surveillance, sustainability, resilience. 9th IFIP TC 9 International Conference, HCC9 2010 and 1st IFIP TC 11 International Conference, CIP 2010, held as part of WCC 2010. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (328). Springer, Berlin, pp. 227-235. ISBN 9783642154782

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-15479-9_22

Abstract

We discuss various views and conceptual frameworks put forward in the discussion of ICT and sustainable development: An optimistic and a pessimistic view of ICT with regard to sustainability, the three-pillar approach to sustainable development, the three-level approach to ICT impacts, the claim of human, social and ecological compatibility of ICT and the plain use of ICT for development. We show that each of these approaches has its problems and limitations and conclude with formulating the challenges of finding an analytical approach which will effectively support decision-makers in using ICT in the service of sustainable development.

Item Type:Book Section
Research Community:University of Westminster > Westminster Business School
ID Code:8110
Deposited On:23 Jun 2010 11:23
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