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Charles Martin-Shields


last contributed to D+C/E+Z in 2023 as a senior researcher at the German Development Institute in Bonn.  

All articles of Charles Martin-Shields

Public administration

Digitisation of government services should focus on people’s need

Done well, e-government can improve services for citizens while making the jobs of public officials easier


Twitter could become a plutocrat’s toy

The implications of an important social-media platform depending on a billionaire’s whims


Beijing’s growing influence on internet rules

China’s technological clout may influence internet governance


How food aid sometimes serves US interests

Technologies used in development programmes carry hidden agendas


Defining the new digital world order

The US and China are locked in a battle for dominance in cyberspace

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