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Histories of the Internet
by Nishant Shah published Sep 17, 2008 last modified Mar 30, 2015 02:15 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
For the first two years, the CIS-RAW Programme shall focus on producing diverse multidisciplinary histories of the internet in India.
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Blog Entry Opening Government: A Guide to Best Practice in Transparency, Accountability and Civic Engagement across the Public Sector
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 21, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:26 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Transparency & Accountability Initiative has published a book called “Opening Government: A Guide to Best Practice in Transparency, Accountability and Civic Engagement across the Public Sector”. We at the Centre for Internet & Society contributed the section on Open Government Data.
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Blog Entry Open Government Data in India (v2)
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 19, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:25 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The first draft of the second version of the Open Government Data Report is now online. Nisha Thompson worked on updating the first version of the report. This updated version of the report on open government data in India includes additional case studies as well as a potential policy (National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy) that would create a central government data portal. The report was distributed for peer review and public feedback.
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Collaborative Projects Programme
by Nishant Shah published Sep 18, 2008 last modified Aug 23, 2011 03:04 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Research Programmes
by Nishant Shah published Sep 17, 2008 last modified Jan 15, 2009 12:02 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The Research Portfolio at the Centre for Internet and Society seeks to develop new pedagogic practices, plural and unique knowledges, multidisciplinary perspectives, and reflexive interventions in the field of Internet and Society.
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The Role of ICT in Judicial Reform- An Exploration
by Rebecca Schild published Nov 18, 2009 last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:17 AM — filed under:
A seminar held this month by the Communications and Manufacturing Association of India (CMAI) explored the role that information and communication technology can assume in the process of India's judicial reform efforts. The broad consensus among panelists was that “law is not keeping pace with technology”. However, whether technology will be harnessed to actually facilitate much needed transparency and access to the justice system, or be simply used to improve efficiency within the judicial branch still remains unclear.
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An Open Letter on Internet Governance to the UN Internet Governance Forum
by Sanchia de Souza published Nov 30, 2008 last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:40 AM — filed under:
This open letter brings up concerns of democratic deficit in internet governance worldwide, and is addressed to the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF). It is to be delivered at the IGF's 3rd Annual Meeting at Hyderabad, India, from 3rd to 6th December, 2008. The signatories are Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore, Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, Delhi Science Forum, New Delhi, Free Software Foundation - India, IT for Change, Bangalore, and Knowledge Commons, New Delhi.
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Transparency and Politics: An Introduction [II]
by Zainab Bawa published Mar 23, 2009 last modified Aug 03, 2011 09:59 AM — filed under:
In this post, the second in a series documenting her CIS-RAW project, Zainab Bawa explains how transparency is embedded in particular institutional contexts. This impacts the ways in which transparency materially manifests and also has implications for administrative politics.
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The Responsive State --- Introduction to the Series
by Zainab Bawa published Sep 13, 2010 last modified Aug 03, 2011 09:58 AM — filed under:
This post is an introduction to a series of posts on the concept of the 'responsive state'. In this series, I try to explain the various meanings that the term responsiveness has come to acquire when it is used in relation with the discourses surrounding transparency and the deployment of ICTs and the Internet to enforce transparency and thereby create a responsive state. Understanding the notion of responsiveness requires us to revisit and analyze certain concepts and the relations that have been drawn between concepts such as state, government, politics, administration, transparency, effectiveness, government-citizen interface, ICTs and effectiveness, among others. Read on to find more...
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Researchers At Work
by Nishant Shah published Sep 17, 2008 last modified Jan 04, 2012 05:27 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
CIS-RAW stands for Researchers at Work, a multidisciplinary research initiative by the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore. CIS firmly believes that in order to understand the contemporary concerns in the field of Internet and Society, it is necessary to produce local and contextual accounts of the interaction between the internet and socio-cultural and geo-political structures. The CIS-RAW programme hopes to produce one of the first documentations on the transactions and negotiations, relationships and correlations that the emergence of internet technologies has resulted in, specifically in the South. The CIS-RAW programme recognises ‘The Histories of the Internet and India’ as its focus for the first two years. Although many disciplines, organisations and interventions in various areas deal with internet technologies, there has been very little work in documenting the polymorphous growth of internet technologies and their relationship with society in India. The existing narratives of the internet are often riddled with absences or only focus on the mainstream interests of major stakeholders, like the state and the corporate. We find it imperative to excavate the three-decade histories of the internet to understand the contemporary concerns and questions in the field.
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