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Authenticating deeds / organizing society: Considerations for Blockchain-based Land Registries


Miscione, Gianluca; Richter, Christine; Ziolkowski, Rafael (2020). Authenticating deeds / organizing society: Considerations for Blockchain-based Land Registries. In: De Vries, Walter. Responsible and Smart Land Management Interventions : An African Context. CRC Press: Taylor & Francis, n/a.

Abstract

This chapter steps back from specific empirical cases and discusses alternative theoretical lenses that can be used to study if and how blockchain-based registries in Africa will be affecting organizations and society. Those lenses are: Neoinstitutionalism, Structuration theory, and Actor-Network theory. Each of them is adopted to outline aspects of blockchain first, then to highlight specificities in Ghana, finally to suggest research lines. This plurality of theoretical lenses encourages to foster a more nuanced understanding of unconventional contexts of technology in use, thus to derive better recommendations than those based on reductionist frameworks, which often overlook specificities of developing countries.

Abstract

This chapter steps back from specific empirical cases and discusses alternative theoretical lenses that can be used to study if and how blockchain-based registries in Africa will be affecting organizations and society. Those lenses are: Neoinstitutionalism, Structuration theory, and Actor-Network theory. Each of them is adopted to outline aspects of blockchain first, then to highlight specificities in Ghana, finally to suggest research lines. This plurality of theoretical lenses encourages to foster a more nuanced understanding of unconventional contexts of technology in use, thus to derive better recommendations than those based on reductionist frameworks, which often overlook specificities of developing countries.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Date:2020
Deposited On:11 Feb 2020 14:29
Last Modified:11 Feb 2020 14:31
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISBN:9780367331580
Additional Information:1st Edition
OA Status:Closed
Related URLs:https://www.crcpress.com/Responsible-and-Smart-Land-Management-Interventions-An-African-Context/Vries-Bugri-Mandhu/p/book/9780367331580 (Publisher)
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:19178

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