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Dunn, Hopeton S; Thomas, Michele; Brown, Allison
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Re-Thinking ICT Policy Making in the Caribbean: A Decision- Making Framework for the 21st Century
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Dunn, H.
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Ringtones of Opportunity: Policy, Technology and Access in Caribbean Communication
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Kingston
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Ian Randle Publishers
Date of Publication
2012
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Abstract
In this chapter, an empirically based study by members of the TPM research team dissects the anatomy of ICT policymaking and regulation in the Caribbean. The team, Dunn, Thomas, and Brown identify and explore how approaches to ICT policy formulation, leadership and capacity building can be transformed and translated into more sustainable developmental outcomes. They argue that for telecoms services and in mobile phone pentration, the region still lags behind in terms of broadband access and competitiveness because policymaking is poorly managed and little understood by those at the heart of the process. This is reflected in the dearth of new ideas at the top of the policymaking process and in the large number of laws and protocols that are in need of updating. The chapter, which benefits from fresh region-wide qualitative research, calls for measures to redress prevailing weaknesses in ICT policymaking and regulation. It calls for a new level of political responsiveness to regional technology policy research as well as to emerging ideas from our youth and the wider global policy environment.....
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