Bridging the Digital Divide: Technology, Community and Public Policy

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Wiley, Oct 11, 2002 - Social Science - 296 pages
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Bridging the Digital Divide investigates problems of unequal access to information technology. The author redefines this problem, examines its severity, and lays out what the future implications might be if the digital divide continues to exist.

  • Examines unequal access to information technology in the United States.
  • Analyses the success or failure of policies designed to address the digital divide.
  • Draws on extensive fieldwork in several US cities.
  • Makes recommendations for future public policy.
  • Series editor: Manuel Castells.

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Lisa J. Servon is Associate Professor of Management and Urban Policy and Associate Director, Community Development Research Center, Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy, New School University. Her work focuses on urban economic development and urban poverty and her first book, Bookstrap Capital: Microenterprises and the American Poor was published in 1999.

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