1st Edition

The Politics of the Communications Revolution in Western Europe

Edited By Kenneth Dyson, Peter Humphreys Copyright 1986

    First published in 1986, The Politics of the Communications Revolution in Western Europe deals with the political implications of the communications revolution, specifically with impacts on political debate and agenda, the policy process, the role of the state, and European integration. The communications revolution in Western Europe combined radical changes in the fields of computing, broadcasting and telecommunications, converging in the new media, and is intimately linked to the wider information technology revolution. The economic and social implications of the communications revolution are wide-ranging and include: the electronic office, tele-banking and tele-shopping, decentralisation of economic activities, major transformations in the labour markets, and the strategic role of the electronics industry. This book will be of interest to students of European studies, history and media studies.

    Notes on the Contributors Editor’s Preface Introduction 1. Western European States and the Communication Revolution Kenneth Dyson 2. Divergent Paths Kevin Morgan and Douglas Webber 3. Policy, Politics and the Communications Revolution in Sweden Jeremy Richardson 4. Policies for New Media in Western Europe Kenneth Dyson and Peter Humphreys 5. Law, Politics and the New Media Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem 6. European Collaboration in Computing and Telecommunication Claire Shearman 7. Legitimating the Communications Revolution Peter Humphreys 8. Policing the Communications Revolution Colin Mellors and David Pollitt Abstracts Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Index


    Kenneth Dyson and Peter Humphreys