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Development Justice in the Digital Paradigm: Agenda 2030 and Beyond

Anita Gurumurthy () and Nandini Chami ()
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Anita Gurumurthy: IT for Change
Nandini Chami: IT for Change

Development, 2019, vol. 62, issue 1, 19-28

Abstract: Abstract Digital and data technologies are not merely tools or enablers of development; they are the scaffolds of a new social paradigm. As data flows through a more and more interconnected planet, the capture of network-data spaces by corporate and state interest recasts opportunity structures, heightening inequalities between, and within, countries. The intertwining of technological architectures and socio-economic structures presents key concerns for a transformative vision of development for people and planet alike. This article examines why and how norms and rules at global, national and local levels need to be overhauled towards a development justice that protects and promotes economic justice, redistributive justice, social justice, environmental justice and institutional accountability.

Keywords: Development justice; Agenda 2030; Digital technologies; SDGs; Data and development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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