Dr Iginio Gagliardone

PhD alumni

Department of Media and Communications

About me

SupervisorRobin Mansell

Thesis:  Development and destabilisation: the selective adoption of ICTs in semi-authoritarian regimes (2011)

Iginio Gagliardone is a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford and a Research Associate at the Centre of Governance and Human Rights at the University of Cambridge. His research and publications focus on new media and political change in sub-Saharan Africa, the adaptation of international norms of freedom of expression in authoritarian regimes, and the role of the media in peace-building processes. His current research is exploring the role of emerging powers such as China in promoting alternative conceptions of the internet in Africa, and in particular whether and how the ideas of state stability, development and community that characterize the Chinese model are influencing and legitimizing the development of a less open conception of the information society. Iginio completed his PhD at LSE, under the supervision of Professor Robin Mansell, investigating the relationship between ICTs and nation building in Ethiopia.


'The technopolitics of the Ethiopian nation', Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development, Special Issue on 'Knowledge Development and Social Change through Technology: Emerging Studies', 2011

'From mapping information ecologies to evaluating media interventions: An expert survey on evaluating media interventions in conflict countries'. Report published by the Centre for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) at the Annenberg School of Communication and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Philadelphia, 2010.

'China in Africa: A new approach to media development?' Working paper published by the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP), University of Oxford. Oxford, 2010 (with Nicole Stremlau and Maria Repnikova)

'La Cina in Africa: Media e telecomunicazioni'. Inchiesta, n. 168, July/September 2010

'The socialization of ICTs in Ethiopia: Reshaping technology for nation building'. Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development, Vol. 1, n. 4, 2009

'Public opinion research in a conflict zone: Grassroots diplomacy in Darfur'. International Journal of Communication, Vol. 2, 2008 (with Nicole Stremlau)

'Virtual enclaves or global networks? The role of information and communication technologies in development cooperation'. Psychnology Journal, Vol. 3, n. 3, 2005

'La scatola nera e il mantello di Arlecchino. Autonomie culturali nelle reti globali'. Studi culturali, Vol. 1, n. 2, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2004 (with Massimiliano Geraci)

'Tecnologia e societa. In Diritto a Comunicare e Accesso ai Saperi', edited by Nardi, J. and Padovani, C. Yema, Modena, 2004

'Possiamo ridare vita alle macchine?' Comunicazione Pubblica, n.85, March/April 2004

'Come collegare le tecnologie al territorio'. Inchiesta, n. 144, April/September 2004 (with Massimiliano Geraci)