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Many communities, particularly rural communities, across the United States are looking at developing their telecommunications environment as a way to revitalize and diversify their local economies as well as to build social capital and improve the quality of life. While it is not clear at this point how communities will leverage next generation Internet technologies or which application and/or services communities will embrace (or develop, for that matter), it is clear that the activities surrounding next generation networks will have a significant impact on community life. Indeed, most communities today recognize the economic, political and social benefits that information and communication technologies (ICT) can provide.

This section of the bibliography provides a collection of material dedicated to social and political aspects of information technology.

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Barber, Benjamin, R.   “Electronic Democracy: Which Technology for Which Democracy? Which Democracy for Which Technology?” International Journal of Communications Law and Policy. Issue 6, Winter, 2000/2001. Link Accessed: 2003-07-10.  
Barber, Benjamin, R.   “Three scenarios for the future of technology and strong democracy.”   Political Science Quarterly. Winter 1998 v113 i4 p573(1).    
Bast, Joseph, L.   “Municipally Owned Broadband Networks: A Critical Evaluation.” Link Accessed: 2003-07-31.  
Becker, Ted.   "Rating the Impact of New Technologies on Democracy."   Communications of the ACM. Jan 2001 v44 i1 p39    
Berman, Jerry., Weitzner, Daniel J.   "Technology and Democracy."   Social Research, Fall 1997 v64 n3 p1313 (7)    
Bimber, Bruce.   "The Internet and Citizen Communication with Government: Does the Medium Matter?"   Political Communications. Volume: 16 Number: 4 Page: 409(18)    
Cavanaugh, John W.   "E-Democracy: Thinking About the Impacts of Technology on Civic Life."   National Civic Review, Fall 2000 v89 i3 p229    
Cornfield, Michael.   "The Internet and Democratic Participation."   National Civic Review, Fall 2000 v89 i3 p235.    
Edited by Roza Tsagarousianou, Damian Tambini and Cathy Bryan.   "Cyberdemocracy: Technology, Cities and Civic Networks."   Routledge, New York, NY., 1998    
Friedman, David   One-Dimensional Growth   The Atlantic Monthly   January/Feburary, 2003 Link Accessed: 2003-01-09.  
Galston, William A.   "Does the Internet Strengthen Community?"   National Civic Review, Fall 2000 v89 i3 p193.    
Garshnek, Victoria MS, PhD, Burkle, Frederick M. Jr. MD, MPH, FAAP, FACEP   Applications of Telemedicine and Telecommunications to Disaster Medicine: Historical and Furture Perspectives   Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association   1999 Link Accessed: 2007-02-16.  
Hollifield, C. Ann., Donnermeyer, Joseph, F.   “Creating demand: influencing information technology diffusion in rural communities.”   Government Information Quarterly 20 (2003) 135-150.    
Huda, Parveen   “Impact of Information Technology on Education” Link Accessed: 2004-04-28.  
Margolis, Michael. Resnick, David.   "Politics as Usual: The Cyberspace “Revolution”."   Sage Publications Inc. p205 (17)., 2000    
Meeks, Brock N.   "Better democracy through technology (The Next 50 Years; Our Hopes, Our Visions, Our Plans)."   Communications of the ACM, Feb. 1997 v40 n2 p75(4)    
Putnam, Robert   “The Prosperous Community: Social Capital and Public Life.”   The American Prospect, 13 (spring 1993): 35-42 Link Accessed: 2003-08-01.  
Putnam, Robert D.   "Bowling Alone: America's Declining Social Capital."   Journal of Democracy 6 (1), 65-78 Link Accessed: 2003-07-22.  
Putnam, Robert D.   "Strange Disappearance of Civic America."   American Prospect, vol. 7 no. 24, December 1, 1996. Link Accessed: 2003-07-22.  
Schuler, D.   "New Community networks."   , MA: Addison-Wesley, Chapter 4, 1996. Link Accessed: 2003-07-22.  
Schwartz, Evan.   "Looking for community on the Internet."   National Civic Review, Winter 1995 v84 n1 p37 (5)    
TenBruggencate, Jan   Doctor's visits via the Internet is not a farfetched idea   The Hololulu Advertiser   January 28, 2007 Link Accessed: 2007-02-13.  
Tonn, Bruce, E., Zambrano, Persides, Moore, Shelia.   “Community Networks or Networked Communities?”   Social Science Computer Review, Vol. 19 No. 2, Summer 2001. pp. 201-212    
Van Benschoten, Elizabeth.   "Technology, Democracy, and the Creation of Community."   National Civic Review, Fall 2000 v89 i3 p185    
Weaver, James H., Michael T. Rock, and Kenneth Kusterer (1997).   “The Role of Civil Society.” In Achieving Broad-Based Sustainable Development: Governance, Environment, and Growth with Equity.   West Hartford, CT: Kumarian Press. Pp. 208-219., 1997    
Westen, Tracy.   "Can technology save democracy?"   National Civic Review, Spring 1998 v87 n1 p47 (10).    
Westen, Tracy.   "E-Democracy: Ready or Not, Here it Comes."   National Civic Review, Fall 2000 v89 n3 p217 (11)    
White, Charles S.   "Citizen participation and the Internet: prospects for civic deliberation in the information age."   The Social Studies, Jan-Feb 1997 v88 n1 p23 (6)    
Williams, B. Raymond   “Information Technology in Seminaries”     February 2001 Link Accessed: 2004-04-21.