Communication And The Transformation Of Economics: Essays In Information, Public Policy, And Political Economy, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Communication And The Transformation Of Economics

Essays In Information, Public Policy, And Political Economy, 1st Edition

By Robert E Babe


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Many governments are pursuing with relentless vigor a neoconservative/transnational corporate program of globalization, privatization, deregulation, cutbacks to social programs, and downsizing of the public sector. Countries are forming into giant ?free trade? blocs. Increasingly they lack the will and desire to resist encroachments of world ?super

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Part One: Information and Communication in Mainstream Economics -- Information Industries and Economic Analysis: Policy-Makers Beware -- Commodities as Signs -- The Place of Information in Economics -- Part Two: Interrelations Between Economics and Communication Studies -- Communication: Blindspot of Western Economics -- On Political Economy -- Information, Economics, and Ecosystem -- Part Three: Information and Communication in Institutional and Evolutionary Economics -- T. R. Malthus and the Origins of Communication in Economics -- The Communication Theory of Thorstein Veblen -- The Communication Theory of Kenneth E. Boulding -- Part Four: Policy Applications -- Emergence and Development of Canadian Communications: Dispelling the Myths -- Telecommunications Policy: Real World of the Canadian Information Highway -- "Life is Information": Canadian Communication and the Legacy of Graham Spry -- Conclusion

About the Author

Robert E. Babe is professor of communication at the University of Ottawa.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General