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Information Technologies and Global Politics: The Changing Scope of Power and Governance / Edition 1

Information Technologies and Global Politics: The Changing Scope of Power and Governance / Edition 1

by James N. Rosenau, J. P. Singh


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ISBN-13: 9780791452042
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 01/03/2002
Series: SUNY series in Global Politics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

James N. Rosenau is University Professor of International Affairs at The George Washington University, and the author of many books, including Along the Domestic-Foreign Frontier: Exploring Governance in a Turbulent World, Turbulence in World Politics, and (with Mary Durfee) Thinking Theory Thoroughly: Coherent Approaches to an Incoherent World.

J. P. Singh is Assistant Professor of Communication, Culture, and Technology at Georgetown University, and the author of Leapfrogging Development?: The Political Economy of Telecommunications Restructuring, also published by SUNY Press.

Table of Contents

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Important Terms

I. Introduction: Information Technologies and the Changing Scope of Global Powers and Governance
J. P. Singh

2. Global Networks and Their Impacts
Jonathan Aronson

Part I: The Changing Scope of Power

3. Public Eyes: Satellite Imagery, The Globalization of Transparency, and New Networks of Surveillance
Karen Litfin

4. Informational Meta-Technologies in International Relations, and Genetic Power: The Case of Bio-Technologies
Sandra Braman

Part II: The Changing Scope of Power and Governance

5. Circuits of Power: Security in the Internet Environment
Ronald J. Deibert

6. The Global Political Economy of Wintelism: A New Mode of Power and Governance in the Global Computer Industry
Sangbae Kim and Jeffrey A. Hart

7. New Technologies and Consumption: Contradictions in the Emerging World Center
Edward Comor

Part III: Governance in Telecommunications

8. Capitalism, Technology, and Liberalization: The International Telecommunications Regime, 1865–1998
Mark W. Zacher

9. Understanding Shifts in the Form and Scope of Telecommunications Governance: Canada and the United States in the 20th Century
Stephen D. McDowell

10. Negotiating Regime Change: The Weak, the Strong, and the WTO Telecom Accord
J. P. Singh


11. Information Technologies and the Skills, Networks, and Structures that Sustain World Affairs
James N. Rosenau

List of Contributors


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