Digital Inclusion

An International Comparative Analysis (Communication, Globalization, and Cultural Identity)

Bruce Mutsvairo & Massimo Ragnedda



The volume examines the risks and opportunities of a digital society characterized by the increasing importance of knowledge and by the incessant rise and pervasiveness of information and communication technologies (ICTs). At a global level, the pivotal role of ICTs has made it necessary to rethink ways to avoid forms of digital exclusion or digital discrimination. This edited collection comprises of chapters written by respected scholars from a variety of countries, and brings together new scholarship addressing what the process of digital inclusion means for individuals and places in the countries analyzed.


The contributors to this edited volume go beyond Western Europe, the Untied States, and Australia to consider the BRICS countries, the Middle East, and Africa and consider digital access empirically and theoretically. The essays in this volume highlight the costs of exclusion, but also the potential and opportunities that may result from greater inclusion. -James C. Witte


Bruce Mutsvairo is a Professor of Journalism at Auburn University's School of Communication and Journalism.

Massimo Ragnedda is senior lecturer of mass communication at Northumbria University.