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Technology and (dis)empowerment : a call to technologists

The complex relationship between technology and social outcomes is well known and has recently seen significant attention due to the deepening of technology use in many domains. This includes issues such as the reproduction of inequality due to the digital divide, threats to democracy due to misinformation propagated through social networking platforms, algorithmic biases that can perpetuate structural injustices, hardships caused to citizens due to misplaced assumptions about the gains expected from the use of information technology in government processes, and simplistic beliefs that technology can easily lead to social development. This timely work draws attention to the varying factors by which technology often leads to disempowerment effects
eBook, English, 2022
Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley, UK, 2022
1 online resource (xv, 225 pages) : illustrations
9781803823935, 9781803823959, 1803823933, 180382395X
Print version:
Foreword / Tim Unwin
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Contemporary problems
Chapter 3. Understanding social good
Chapter 4. Ethics based foundations
Chapter 5. The limits of design
Chapter 6. Ensuring power-based equality
Chapter 7. Constraining structures and ideologies
Chapter 8. Overcoming paradigms that disempower
Chapter 9. Societal participation
Chapter 10. Conclusions
Chapter 11
Includes bibliographical references (pages [193]-218) and index