The Emergent Global Information Policy Regime

The Emergent Global Information Policy Regime

by S. Braman
     
 
There is a struggle over governance of the global information network among national governments and international organizations, corporations and NGOs, elites and civil society. The outcome will determine how we communicate, the extent of our civil liberties and human rights, the profitability of e-commerce, and the richness of cultural expression. This collection

Overview

There is a struggle over governance of the global information network among national governments and international organizations, corporations and NGOs, elites and civil society. The outcome will determine how we communicate, the extent of our civil liberties and human rights, the profitability of e-commerce, and the richness of cultural expression. This collection looks at the processes by which the global information policy regime is being formed - themselves in conflict - as a foundation for understanding its emergent features.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

'This excellent collection of papers tackles the difficult problems of forging a new governance regime for the producers and users of the Internet. The contributors document the contested emergence of a new regime based on their extensive knowledge of recent developments in the technical, regulatory, legal, economic and social control of the Internet. The book is especially strong on conceptual tools and provides much needed empirical evidence to assist our understanding of the changing character of the information landscape in which we increasingly find ourselves living.' - Robin Mansell, Dixons Chair in New Media and the Internet, The London School of Economics and Political Science

'Professor Braman has managed successfully in explaining the emergence of a new global information policy regime through the innovative use of regime theory. The selection of scholars provide for unique and comprehensive insights in the procedural and substantive challenges that underpin the development of international policy regimes. In particular Sandra Braman's own analysis and operationalization of the emerging fields is extremely valuable to conceptualize the lead trends and responses. A must-read for every scholar, policy maker and advocate who cares about how information policy is being determined at the global level.' - Stefaan Verhulst, Chief of Research, The Markle Foundation

'The governance and regulation of information and communication

technologies, centred on the Internet, will influence the course of

globalization over the coming decade. This collection will help students of

communication law and policy, and from Internet studies to politics and

international relations, to gain an understanding of the ecology of actors

and strategies shaping and constraining the emergence of global governing

structures and processes during a period of rapid transformation.' - William H. Dutton, Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, Professor of Internet Studies at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Balliol College

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403903693
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
01/20/2004
Series:
International Political Economy Series
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

DERRICK L. COGBURN Assistant Professor of Information and African Studies at the University of Michigan School of Information and the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, USA
MARIE-HELENE FANDEL Has worked for several multilateral organizations, most recently at the World Bank
D. LINDA GARCIA Professor and Director of the Communication, Culture & Technology Program at Georgetown University, USA
DOROTHEE HEISENBERG Assistant Professor in European Studies at Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, USA
BRIAN KAHIN Visiting Professor II at the School of Information, Ford School of Public Policy, and Department of Communication Studies of the University of Michigan, USA
HANS KLEIN Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
MILTON MUELLER Associate Professor at Syracuse University, Director of Telecommunications and Information Management, and Director of the Convergence Center.
J.P. SINGH Assistant Professor in the Communication, Culture and Technology program at Georgetown University, USA
DALE THOMPSON Doctoral student in the Telecommunications and Information management program of Syracuse University.
JONATHAN ZITTRAIN Co-Director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, USA

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