Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Data-Driven Regulation and Governance in Smart Cities

This paper discusses the concept of data-driven regulation and governance in the context of smart cities by describing how these urban centres harness these technologies to collect and process information … Continue reading

Tuesday, 6 March 2018 · Leave a comment

The techno-centric gaze

Much of the existing research on citizen participation technologies takes the technology as its starting point, focusing primarily the identification and analysis of technical barriers to adoption and assessing opportunities … Continue reading

Friday, 22 December 2017 · Leave a comment

Public-Private Partnerships for the Knowledge Economy: The Case of Innovation Centers

In the late 2000s, new spaces — such as co-working, maker spaces, and co-living spaces — have been emerging in the knowledge-based post-industrial cities. The paper investigates the emergence of … Continue reading

Friday, 27 October 2017 · Leave a comment

Dynamics of Social Enterprises—Shift from Social Innovation to Open Innovation

This article looks into dynamics of open social enterprises. We used several research methods—literature review, content analysis and case studies through intensive interviews via semi-structured questionnaire.  Main finding of this … Continue reading

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 · Leave a comment

Big data is people!

Rebecca Lemov – We live in what is sometimes called the ‘petabyte era’, and this pronouncement has provoked much discussion of the sheer size of data stores being created, as … Continue reading

Thursday, 14 September 2017 · Leave a comment

Civic Tech in the Global South

Civic Tech in the Global South is comprised of one study and three field evaluations of civic tech initiatives in developing countries. The study reviews evidence on the use of … Continue reading

Thursday, 31 August 2017 · Leave a comment

A government perspective: Tech Trends 2017

Macro forces—such as digital, analytics, cloud, core modernization, and the changing role of IT—are at the heart of the technology trends that are fueling innovation and growth in both the … Continue reading

Thursday, 17 August 2017 · Leave a comment

How to build a data revolution

This video series by UNU-WIDER tells the story of Viet Nam’s data revolution. To build on its success in poverty reductions, the country needed better data to continue pressing forward … Continue reading

Thursday, 27 July 2017 · Leave a comment

Troops, Trolls and Troublemakers: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation

Cyber troops are government, military or political party teams committed to manipulating public opinion over social media. In this working paper, we report on specific organizations created, often with public … Continue reading

Sunday, 23 July 2017 · Leave a comment
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