Policy Analysis

ICT Innovation and Sustainable Development

By Robin Mansell on October 24, 2012

Robin Mansell, Professor, New Media and the Internet, London School of Economics, discusses the contradictions in the ICT revolution and confronts the "pervasive, utopian belief that the spread of digital ICTs eventually will secure a cleaner, post-industrial society."

Progressive innovation in ICTs does not necessarily hold the solution to environmental problems.

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