Originally published in 1992. This text is a work from a series entitled ' Bureaucracies, Public Administration and Public Policy. The Politics of Telecommunication regulation: The States and the Divestiture of AT&T is an example of high-quality policy analysis conducted at state level. It substitutes for simple theories of public policy more complex and interesting explanations and relies on massive and time-consuming data-gathering that gives careful attention to measurement issues, providing a sophisticated empirical analysis to evaluate the utility of public policy theories.
Table of Contents
Tables and Figures, Foreword, Acknowledgments, Introduction, Chapter 1. Government and Telecommunications: Themes and Early History, 2. The Regulatory Regime from the Federal Communications Act to Divestiture, 1934-84, 3. Telephone Regulatory Policy in the American States, 1977-85, 4. Relative Resources and Public Policy Making, 5. Direct Democracy and Public Policy Outcomes: The Impact of Elections on Bureaucratic Decision Making (Or Should We Elect Our Regulators?), 6. Conclusions, References, Index
Jeffrey E. Cohen received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 1979, and has served on the faculties of the Universities of Alabama, New Orleans, and Illinois before coming to the University of Kansas in 1992. He has authored artic1es on American government public policy in the major political science journals, inc1uding the American Political Science Review and the American Journal of Political Science. His first book, The Politics of the U.S. Cabinet, was published in 1988.