Title: Web technologies for improving academic articles? A students' case study on North Korea

Authors: Emanuel Kaspar; Grace Schober

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Abstract: As a case study of forward looking on the political level, this paper shows first the applicability of e-learning and ICT for education and second the applicability of several theories for economic growth and global development to the example of North Korea. The authors suggest several engines of prosperity: economic institutions, political institutions and human rights implemented therein. The hypothesis is developed that only adequate economic and political institutions are able to explain the origins of poverty and prosperity in a country. As a case study on web-based collaborative learning, this article shows at the same time that cooperative communication and review in web platforms can improve academic articles, since it is possible for a wider range of people give valuable inputs. Regarding North Korea, several avenues for its future development are proposed based on an analysis of political science and economy in this country.

Keywords: collaborative learning; development; economic institutions; e-learning platforms; foresight development; global studies; globalisation; human rights; improving articles; innovation; North Korea; political institutions.

DOI: 10.1504/IJFIP.2017.085814

International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 2017 Vol.12 No.1/2/3, pp.110 - 120

Received: 09 Jan 2017
Accepted: 02 Apr 2017

Published online: 04 Aug 2017 *

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