Robin Mansell discusses dominant approaches by intergovernmental agencies to information society policy and the prospects for introducing critical perspectives that acknowledge the power relations which inform information society strategies and actions.

Speaker: Professor Robin Mansell, London School of Economics

Robin Mansell is Professor of New Media and the Internet at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research focuses on how and why people communicate with each other, especially when their relationships are mediated by the use of information and communication technologies. She has a special interest in the relationships between institutional and micro-level change and in technological innovation, inequality and social justice. Her current research focuses on the social, political and economic influences of media and communication policy and regulation, with a special interest in governance arrangements for new media and the Internet. Topics central to her interest include: social and organizational transformation and new technologies; information and communication technology policy, regulation and governance; knowledge networks and innovation systems; and information and communication technologies and development.