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11 Jan 2015 description

Annette Idler1, James J. F. Forest2
Department of International Development & St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, UK
School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA

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02 Oct 2014 description

Erik Alda1, Joseph L. Sala2
1. American University, United States
2. Independent consultant, United States

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14 Feb 2014 description

Civilian and military participants in relief and stability operations rely upon Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to collect, analyze, store, display, and share information that is critical for these civil-military interactions. This article investigates ICT innovation in these operations over time.

23 Nov 2013 description

The rising influence of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) has paralleled the rapid development of women’s political participation worldwide. For women entering political life or holding public positions, new ICTs are frequently used as tools of gender-specific electoral and political violence. There is evidence of ICTs being used to perpetrate a broad range of violent acts against women during elections, especially acts inflicting fear and psychological harm. Specific characteristics of ICTs are particularly adapted to misuse in this manner.

23 Nov 2013 description

New technologies are changing how and when we learn about events and choose to respond to them. Mobile phones and the internet have altered how we engage with the world. With technology usage expanding rapidly in the developing world, new avenues of participation, engagement, and accountability are emerging. Globally, more people now have the opportunity to actively make use of these tools to participate in processes that impact their societies. This opportunity for participation is also an opportunity for engaging in new ways with peacebuilding processes.