Dhanaraj Thakur

Ph.D. Public Policy (Georgia Institute of Technology)
M.Sc. Development Studies (London School of Economics and Political Science)
B.Sc. International Relations (UWI, Mona)
B.Sc. Computer and Management Studies (University of Technology, Jamaica)




Dhanaraj Thakur is a Lecturer in Political Science and Research Methods in the Department of Government, UWI, Mona. His research interests include the relationships between information and communications technologies (ICTs), democracy, and gender particularly in the developing countries of the Caribbean. He has also worked on related issues such as telecommunications policy reform, mobile phone use, sustainable telecenters and the politics of open-access production in countries in West Africa, Central Asia and the Caribbean.

Recent Publications:

Book chapter (peer-reviewed):

Thakur, D. (2010) “Open Access Nanotechnology for Developing Countries: Lessons from Open Source Software,” in Cozzens, S. and Wetmore, J. (Eds.) Nanotechnology and the Challenges of Equity, Equality and Development. pp 331-347. London; New York: Springer.

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed):

Thakur, D. (2012) Diversity in the Online Deliberations of NGOs in the Caribbean. Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 9(1), 16-30. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19331681.2012.635960

Thakur, D. (2012) Leveraging Information and Communication Technologies for Development
(ICTD) in the Caribbean. Geography Compass. 6 (1), pp. 1-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-8198.2011.00467.x

Best, M. L., Thakur, D. and Kolko, B. E. (2010) The Contribution of User-based Subsidies to the Impact and Sustainability of Telecenters – the eCenter Project in Kyrgyzstan. Information Technologies for International Development, 6 (2), pp. 75-89. http://itidjournal.org/itid/article/viewArticle/521

Thakur, D. (2009) ICTs and Community Participation: An Indicative Framework. The Journal of Community Informatics 5:1. Available at: http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/473/437

Email: dhanaraj.thakur@uwimona.edu.jm

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