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Telecommunications in Europe : Communication & Society (Hardcover) - Eli M. Noam

Telecommunications in Europe

Communication & Society (Hardcover)

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Published: 20th August 1992
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Telecommunications represents one of the largest high technology equipment and service industries in the world. Today there is growing support within the telecommunications industry for competition domestically and in world trade which is directly at odds with its distinctive political tradition of monopoly provision and minimally competitive international trade practices. This raises major questions, both for emerging public policy and for theorists concerned with the making of public policy. This particularly true for Europe, the focus of this study, where the reform of the telecommunications sector has proven one of the most vexing issues confronting the unification of the European Common Market. Noam's book is the first major attempt to address the complicated economic and policy issues of telecommunications in Europe. He provides a thorough discussion of the evolution of central telephone networks, equipment supply, new value-added networks, and new telecommunications-related services within the framework of a detailed country by country analysis. This highly accessible and comprehensive study will be of interest to students and professionals in the areas of communications, economics, and political science.

'Eli Noam has made an interesting and useful contribution to the European Community's telecommunications review process.' Richard A. Cawley, Telecommunications Policy, April 1993 'encyclopaedic and highly accessible study' Times Higher Education Supplement 'encyclopaedic and highly accessible study' Financial Times Business Books, November 1993 'a remarkable survey of telecommunications policy and regulation in Europe ... This book will be essential reading ... this book is more than the sum of its parts and will be of enormous value to those involved in study, practice or policy-making for European telecommunications.' Colin Scott, London School of Economics and Political Science, European Competition Law Review, 15:1 (1994)

I. Tradition and Change 1: Public Telecommunications: A Concept in Transition 2: The Establishment of the PTT System 3: Network Tipping: The Rise and Fall of the Public Network Monopoly 4: Forces of Centrifugalism 5: Defense of the Telecommunications Monopoly 6: Policy Directions II. The Telecommunications Systems of European Countries 7: Germany 8: The United Kingdom 9: France Telecommunications in the Benelux and Alpine Countries 10: The Netherlands 11: Belgium 12: Luxembourg 13: Switzerland 14: Austria Telecommunications in Scandinavia and the North Atlantic 15: Sweden 16: Finland 17: Norway 18: Denmark 19: Iceland 20: Ireland Telecommunications in the Mediterranean Countries and Eastern Europe 21: Italy 22: Spain 23: Portugal 24: Israel 25: Turkey 26: Greece 27: Telecommunications in Eastern Europe III. Battlefronts in Telecommunications Policy 28: The International Organizations of Telecommunications 29: Brussels Takes on the Traditional System 30: Telecommunications Policy as Industrial Policy 31: Transatlantic Trade Friction 32: International Telecommunications Services 33: The Economics if ISDN Integration 34: The Political Economy of ISDN 35: Value-Added Networks and Services 36: Videotex 37: Transborder Data Flows IV. The Future of Telecommunications 38: Networks in the Future 39: Toward a Modular Network 40: Telecommunications Liberalization: An Expansionary Process? 41: Regulatory Tasks for the Future: Interconnectivity in the Pluralist Network 42: The Pluralist Network Notes References Index

ISBN: 9780195070521
ISBN-10: 0195070526
Series: Communication and Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 536
Published: 20th August 1992
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.6  x 4.4
Weight (kg): 0.99