Free Shipping In Australia
Digital Cities By Karen Mossberger (Professor of Public Administration, Professor of Public Administration, University of Illinois-Chicago)

Digital Cities
by Karen Mossberger (Professor of Public Administration, Professor of Public Administration, University of Illinois-Chicago)

Out of Stock
$54.99
inc. GST
This analysis of how the ability to participate in society online affects political and economic opportunity finds that technology use matters in wages and income and civic participation and voting.
Only 0 left

Digital Cities Summary


Digital Cities: The Internet and the Geography of Opportunity by Karen Mossberger (Professor of Public Administration, Professor of Public Administration, University of Illinois-Chicago)

In an age when the United Nations has declared access to the Internet a human right, and universal access to high-speed broadband is a national goal, urban areas have been largely ignored by federal policy. The cost of that neglect may well be the failure to realize the social benefits of broadband and a broadly-connected digital society. Technology offers unparalleled advantages for innovation in urban areas - in the economy, health care, education, energy, transportation, government services, civic engagement, and more. With their density and networks of activity, cities hold the most potential for reaping the benefits of technology. But there are surprisingly substantial disparities in broadband adoption across cities. More puzzlingly, rather than promoting innovation or addressing the high cost of broadband access, the US has mostly funded expensive rural infrastructure in sparsely-populated areas. Digital Cities tells the story of information technology use and inequality in American metropolitan areas and discusses directions for change. The authors argue that mobile-only Internet, the form used by many minorities and urban poor, is a second-class form of access, as they offer evidence that users with such limited access have dramatically lower levels of online activity and skill. Digital citizenship and full participation in economic, social and political life requires home access. Using multilevel statistical models, the authors present new data ranking broadband access and use in the nation's 50 largest cities and metropolitan areas, showing considerable variation across places. Unique, neighborhood data from Chicago examines the impact of poverty and segregation on access in a large and diverse city, and it parallels analysis of national patterns in urban, suburban and rural areas. Digital Cities demonstrate the significance of place for shaping our digital future and the need for policies that recognize the critical role of cities in addressing both social inequality and opportunity.

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in Australia
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

Digital Cities Reviews


Digital Cities forcefully and persuasively demonstrates how place matters for understanding and addressing the challenges of innovation and inequality. The authors impressively marshal extensive new data and careful analyses to illuminate significant research perspectives and to open crucial policy questions. * William Barnes, National League of Cities *
The authors of Digital Cities argue, convincingly, that current policy shortchanges American cities and thereby innumerable Americans regarding the potential economic and social benefits of digital technologies. Through detailed analyses and interpretation of a wealth of data, Digital Cities offers important fresh insight about who is being left behind, why this matters, and what can be done to rectify the situation. * Eszter Hargittai, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Northwestern University *
Digital Cities is an indispensable guide to what we know about broadband adoption patterns and how they matter to the economic and social development of communities. It is a 'must read' for state, local, and national policymakers. * John B. Horrigan, Vice President, The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies *

About Karen Mossberger (Professor of Public Administration, Professor of Public Administration, University of Illinois-Chicago)


Karen Mossberger is Professor of Public Administration at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Caroline Tolbert is Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa William Franko is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Auburn University.

Table of Contents


1. Cities and a Digital Society ; 2. The Need for Urban Broadband Policy ; 3. Place and Inequality: Urban, Suburban, and Rural America ; 4. Mobile Access and The Less-Connected ; 5. Ranking Digital Cities and Suburbs ; 6. Mapping Opportunity in Chicago Neighborhoods ; 7. The Geography of Barriers to Broadband Adoption ; 8. Barriers to Adoption in Chicago Neighborhoods ; 9. From Neighborhoods to Washington: Policy Solutions ; References ; Appendix A ; Appendix B ; Appendix C ; Index

Additional information

GOR010426631
Digital Cities: The Internet and the Geography of Opportunity by Karen Mossberger (Professor of Public Administration, Professor of Public Administration, University of Illinois-Chicago)
Karen Mossberger (Professor of Public Administration, Professor of Public Administration, University of Illinois-Chicago)
Oxford Studies in Digital Politics
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Oxford University Press Inc
2013-01-31
368
0199812950
9780199812950
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.