Empowering Community Voices Project: Research studies from South Africa and Bangladesh

This is a report from a few years back now, but it still makes for interesting reading.

The two case studies discussed here—with Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Action (PACSA) in South Africa, and Oxfam in Bangladesh—are part of the Empowering Community Voices project, which is supported by the Oxfam–Monash Partnership. The project is concerned with [...]

Books--a Palestinian tale

The plunder of books and how libraries might respond.

This is a story of a now old book and its connections to war, displacement, cultural destruction; the possibilities of an apology and reconciliation; and the remarkable things that connectivity can achieve.  This is about my efforts to track the  original owner of a book that came [...]

PhD Thesis: Understandings of Technology in Community-Based Organisations: A Structurational Analysis (2006)

PhD Thesis, Monash University, Faculty of Information Technology, 2006.

My thesis is posted on the assumption that it won’t be plagiarized or otherwise abused. Plagarism is theft, including the unacknowledged use of original diagrams and figures. If you cite or otherwise use such a document, acknowledge it!

If you are interested in structuration theory, theories of technology [...]