Franklin, M.I. (2007). "Long Time Passing? Digital Ambivalence and the Fall and Rise of the (Global) Information Society’ Idea" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

This paper argues that the idea-set encapsulated by the fall and rise of “(global) information society” discourses and multilateral agenda-settings needs critical attention in practical terms for Human Development and Capacity Approaches, but also for theory and research into the interface between any given knowledge-power hierarchies, ideas legitimising their respective “world order of things”, propagating institutional actors and discursive--ideational and material--practices.