This Article 
   
 Share 
   
 Bibliographic References 
   
 Add to: 
 
Digg
Furl
Spurl
Blink
Simpy
Google
Del.icio.us
Y!MyWeb
 
 Search 
   
How ICTs Affect Democracy and Corruption in Emerging Societies
July-Aug. 2012 (vol. 14 no. 4)
pp. 18-23
Daniel S. Soper, California State University, Fullerton
Haluk Demirkan, Arizona State University
In the wake of the Arab Spring, there's been speculation about the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to contribute to political transformation in emerging societies. Does adoption of these technologies really affect the political destinies of emerging nations?

1. A. Sharma, “IT in Governance in the 21st Century,” IT Professional, vol. 13, no. 3, 2011, pp. 7–9.
2. S. Rose-Ackerman, Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequences, and Reform, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2004.
3. A. Jain, Political Economy and Corruption, Routledga, 2001.
4. T. Atlas, “Corruption Eats Away at China's Growth,” US News,11 Oct. 2007; www.usnews.com/news/blogs/news-desk/2007/ 10/11corruption-eats-away-at-chinas-growth .
5. W.R. Scott, “Institutional Theory,” Encyclopedia of Social Theory, G. Ritzer ed, Sage, 2004, pp. 408–414.
6. R.L. Tammen, Power Transitions: Strategies for the 21st Century, Chatham House Publishers, 2000.
7. M. Castells, “Materials for an Explanatory Theory of Network Society,” British J. Sociology, vol. 51, 2000, pp. 5–24.
8. M.G. Marshall, and K. Jaggers, “Polity IV Project—Political Regime Characteristics and Transitions,” Center for Systemic Peace, 2011.
9. “Corruption Perceptions Index,” Transparency International, 2011; http://cpi.transparency.org/cpi2011results .
10. R. Inglehart and P. Norris, Rising Tide: Gender Equality and Cultural Change around the World, Cambridge University Press, 2003.
11. J.H. Brown et al., “The Geographic Range: Size, Shape, Boundaries, and Internal Structure,” Ann. Rev. Ecology and Systematics, vol. 27, 1996, pp. 597–623.

Index Terms:
information and communication technology, ICT, democracy, corruption, revolution, development
Citation:
Daniel S. Soper, Haluk Demirkan, "How ICTs Affect Democracy and Corruption in Emerging Societies," IT Professional, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 18-23, July-Aug. 2012, doi:10.1109/MITP.2012.51
Usage of this product signifies your acceptance of the Terms of Use.