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European Telecommunications Liberalisation - Kjell A. Eliassen

European Telecommunications Liberalisation

By: Kjell A. Eliassen (Editor), Marit Sjovaag (Editor), Herbert Ungerer (Foreword by)

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This book examines the process and consequences of telecommunications liberalisation in the context of an ever closer European Union. The creation of a single market for telecommunications and of a wider European single market mirror one another. Telecommunications are also something of a test case for the privatisation process, as this sector has traditionally been a state monopoly.
The volume approaches the European experience from three angles:
* the politics of regulation and the process of liberalisation in the EU (including case studies of the UK, France, and Germany)
* increasing global economic interdependence makes international comparisons essential, and the volume compares the EU experience with that of the Czech Republic, Israel and Thailand
* the consequences of technology and continuous innovation

"Unlike many other anthologies, this is an up-to-date, analytical, and incisive compilation by carefully selected and intellectually adroit contributors...is obviously proving deservedly popular with academics and telecommunications specialists alike, and is highly recommended rO CBQ, Fall 2002."

Figures and tablesp. vii
Contributorsp. ix
Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Abbreviationsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
European integrationp. 21
European telecommunications policies - deregulation, re-regulation or real liberalisation?p. 23
Competing approaches to regulationp. 38
From PTT to NRA: Towards a new regulatory regime?p. 55
The European Union content regulation in the converged communication environmentp. 74
National strategies in some EU countriesp. 91
Liberalisation in Britain: From monopoly to regulation of competitionp. 93
Liberalisation of telecommunications in Germanyp. 110
French licensing and interconnectionp. 128
Liberalisation policies outside the EU fraweworkp. 153
Privatisation and competition of telecommunication markets in transition countries: The case of the Czech Republicp. 155
The dynamics of liberalisation of Israeli telecommunicationsp. 173
Privatisation of telecommunications in Thailandp. 191
Technology and its consequences for industryp. 205
Future infocom systemsp. 207
The global mobile market and regulatory aspectsp. 218
The value system in telecommunicationsp. 238
Conclusion: global liberalisation and national adaptationsp. 257
Bibliographyp. 273
Indexp. 291
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ISBN: 9780415187817
ISBN-10: 0415187818
Series: Routledge Studies in the European Economy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 3rd August 1999
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.63