Beyond National Sovereignty

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This volume is a collection of contemporary commentaries on international communication issues, with the concept of national sovereignty as the departure point. Offering readers an introduction to current and emerging concerns, it provides the basic analytical tools needed to understand the issues involved. Problems are examined from the perspectives of journalism, social sciences, international politics, law, and emerging technology; topics include mass media communication across borders, communication ...

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Overview

This volume is a collection of contemporary commentaries on international communication issues, with the concept of national sovereignty as the departure point. Offering readers an introduction to current and emerging concerns, it provides the basic analytical tools needed to understand the issues involved. Problems are examined from the perspectives of journalism, social sciences, international politics, law, and emerging technology; topics include mass media communication across borders, communication satellites, and Third World nations and the need to establish a new world information order.

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Not a revision of their 1979 National Sovereignty and International Communication (Ablex), the authors have put together a completely new collection of contemporary explorations and essays on international communication issues, with the concept of national sovereignty serving as a departure point and a continuing theme. The volume contains 20 chapters and a postscript by the editors. The chapters are organized into five parts: overview of the global scene; national media in international context; regional and transnational developments; regulations, structures, by law and organization; and emerging perspectives. Paper edition (unseen), $39.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Pt. I Overview of the Global Scene
1 No End to History! History to No End? 3
2 Geopolitical Transformations and the 21st-Century World Economy 29
3 Geopolitical Strategies of the U.S. in a Post-American World 59
4 The New World Order: A View from the South 64
Pt. II National Media in International Context
5 The Externalities Effects of Commercial and Public Broadcasting 84
6 Brazilian Soaps Outshine Hollywood: Is Cultural Imperialism Fading Out? 116
7 Modernity, Nationalism, and Communication in Latin America 132
8 Peripheral Mass Communication: Rich in Contradictions 148
Pt. III Regional and Transnational Developments
9 NWIO Strategies and Media Imperialism: The Case of Regional News Exchange 177
10 Free Trade in Communication: Building a World Business Order 193
11 A Private View of the Digital World 210
12 Four Conundrums of Third World Communications: A Generational Analysis 235
Pt. IV Regulations, Structures, by Law and Organization
13 Territoriality and Intangibility: Transborder Data Flows and National Sovereignty 259
14 The Utilization of International Communications Organizations, 1978-1992 314
15 Television Marti: "Open Skies" Over the South 343
Pt. V Emerging Perspectives
16 Globalism and National Sovereignty 371
17 New Global Order and Cultural Ecology 394
18 Rethinking the Agenda of International Law 418
19 Toward the Universal Interactive Neighborhood 432
20 New Technologies in Political Campaigns 442
Pt. VI Postscripts
Sovereignty and Beyond 461
Context of Our Work 464
Author Index 473
Subject Index 481
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