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Department
Communication, Culture and Technology
Course
CCT109H5
Professor
Rhonda Mc Ewen
Semester
Summer

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Governance Without Politics: Civil Society, Development and the Postcolonial State 11/15/2011 9:41:00 PM 1. What is the main point?  There is a need to rethink both historical trajectory as well as our normative assumptions about civil society discussions about current discussions about the global information society 2. What evidence supports the main point?  CSOs and WSIS were about to narrow the definition of human rights as well as conceptual limitation of a bounded civil society as a universal category 3. What are the applications or examples?  NGOs played a pivotal role in sanitizing social movement  NGOs and social movements should lead to new questions about the “topography of power” between state institution “on top” and NGOs on the “bottom” 4. How is this related to the rest of the chapter, the book, the world, to me? Relationship, Community & Networked Individuals 11/15/2011 9:41:00 PM 1. What is the main point?  Internet revolution has opened up renewed ways of communication and finding information 2. What evidence supports the main point?  Common folks can engage the internet and compare research notes with their healthcare and financial experts  Internet revolution is bound up with the mobile revolution which allows individuals to communicate and gather information while on the move 3. What are the applications or examples?  Home bases are still important as sources of ideas and inspiration, but the mobile revolution ensures that people never lose touch with wither home bases- base or their other important social worlds 4. How is this related to the rest of the chapter, the book, the world, to me?  Social networks have always been with us, the Internet and mobile revolutions are both weakening group boundaries and expanding reach, number and velocity of interpersonal ties
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