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The new telecommunications: a political economy of network evolution

Mansell, Robin (1993) The new telecommunications: a political economy of network evolution. Sage Publications, London, UK. ISBN 0803985363

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Abstract

The dynamics of change in the electronic communication environment are examined in this broad-ranging analysis. Robin Mansell's study encompasses the political, economic and technical factors contributing to the future of telecommunication networks. It explores the consequences of policy decisions and design choices in the creation of intelligent networks. At the same time, the author demonstrates how both policies and technical aspects are themselves shaped by actors in the telecommunications sector. Outlining developments in the industry in the late 1980s and 1990s in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France and Sweden, the author shows how new technical, institutional and market arrangements are reshaping the terms and conditions of network access, with ultimate effects on participation in the 'networked economy'.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/home
Additional Information: © 1993 Sage Publications
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2018 14:19
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2019 00:00
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89822

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