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Title: Can Environmental Governance Benefit From an ICT-Social Capital Nexus in Civil Society?
Contributor(s): Dhakal, Subas P  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2011-10-31
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.31269/triplec.v9i2.260
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Abstract: Although the potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to foster social capital in civil society has been duly acknowledged, few studies have empirically explored the ICT-social capital nexus in the context of community organizations. Huysman and Wulf (2004) consider the lack of interest in the area of ‘ICT and social capital’ as worrisome in today’s increasingly network-centric society. Since the prospect of ICT furthering social capital is simply too significant to ignore, this paper responds to this gap by reporting on one aspect of a 2008 survey of environmental community organizations (ECOs) undertaken to develop a broader understanding of the linkages between organizational social capital and information and communication technologies in the Perth region of Western Australia. By exploring the trend of ICT uptake, pattern of intra-organizational as well as inter-organizational interactions, and the association between ICT uptake and organizational interactions, this paper critically engages in the ‘ICT and social capital’ debate and discusses the implications of ICT-social capital nexus in the context of environmental governance.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: tripleC, 9(2), p. 551-565
Publisher: TripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1726-670X
Field of Research (FOR): 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
160512 Social Policy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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