Digital transformation at the margins: a battle for the soul of self-sovereignty

Sajda Qureshi

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As the world watches millions of refugees whose livelihoods ripped apart by deadly missile attacks, this editorial investigates the forces that lead to the marginalization of populations as they battle for their sovereignty from the margins. It draws upon current publications to offer insights into the transformation of the lives of those residing in world's economic margins. Places that were once economic peripheries are now at the center of the digital transformation of the global economy as it changes how those at the margins can attain their freedoms. Insights from patching development and technologies of the oppressed offer unique insights into ways out of the structural oppression. Insights from these and papers published in this issue offer contributions to what we know about digital transformation in the context of socio-economic and human development and how the battle for the soul of self-sovereignty is won by digital transformation at the margins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-229
Number of pages15
JournalInformation Technology for Development
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Public Administration
  • Computer Science Applications


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