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.
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