Originally published in 1992 this book charts the global restructuring of telecommunications industries away from the monopoly structures of the past towards increased competition, deregulation and privatization. The book's authors are international policy-makers and scholars, who examine the regulatory environment within a theoretical and historical context. The book looks at the roots of regulatory and legislative changes by discussing individually the countries at the forefront of the revolution: the UK, France, Germany, Japan and the United States. It examines the impact of new technology for consequences of change in trade and government policies.
Table of Contents
Preface: Decentralization and Deregulation on the March 1. Is Telecomunications Truly Revolutionary? 2. Beyond the Golden Age of the Public Network 3. The Politics of Deregulation 4. Did Regulation Keep Pace with Technology? 5. The Significance of Telecom 2000 6. On Thinking About Deregulation and Competition . Viewing Divestment from Afar 8. The Ecology of Games in Telecommunications Policy 9. The Economics of International Competition 10. The Economics of International Telecommunications 11. A History of Recent German Telecommunications Policy 12. The Future of German Telecommunications 13. Telecommunications Policy in France 14. Telecommunications Plicy in Japan 15. The Politics of International Telecommunications Reform 16. The Struggle for Control Within the Telecommunications Networks 17. The Future of the Telecommunications Marketplace 18. TV Technology and Government Policy 19. Negotiating The World Information Economy . Epilogue: Communications Policy in Crisis
Harvey M. Sapolsky