Semantic Cities: Coded Geopolitics and the Rise of the Semantic Web.

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In order to understand how the city’s contested political contexts are embedded into its digital layers, we traced how the city is represented on online platforms that house facts about much of the world. We did this by analyzing representations… Continue Reading

Organising in the “digital wild west”: Can strategic bottlenecks help prevent a race to the bottom for online workers?

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For decades, large firms have been outsourcing and offshoring jobs. Work flowed from developed economies to developing ones, where wages were lower and regulations were of a lighter touch. Europeans and North Americans lost jobs, and Asians, South Americans, and… Continue Reading

Global Production Networks, Information and Communication Technology, Internet, Network Society, Sub-Saharan Africa

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Chris Foster and I have a new publication that will be coming out in Global Networks: Foster, C. and Graham, M. 2016. Reconsidering the Role of the Digital in Global Production Networks. Global Networks. (In press). Abstract: Global production networks… Continue Reading

Power, politics and digital development – call for papers DSA2016

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Consider submitting a paper to our panel at the Development Studies Association conference in Oxford (Sept 12-14). Power, politics and digital development Convenors Richard Heeks (University of Manchester) Mark Graham (University of Oxford) Ben Ramalingam (Institute of Development Studies) Short… Continue Reading

Digital Transformations of Work

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The conference will explore issues such as the degree to which information technology is transforming capitalism and opening up new means of exploitation, whether the traditional regulation of working time, structured around a stable 9-5 5-day week, is being fractured;… Continue Reading