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Networking Knowledge for Information Societies: Institutions & Intervention

Edited by Robin Mansell, Rohan Samarajiva and Amy Mahan

© 2002 Delft University Press

This comprehensive volume includes state-of-the-art analyses of the problems of and prospects for information societies. It is about the structures and processes of inquiry and institutional change and their relationship to rapid innovations in information and communication technologies. The work of William H. Melody features centrally in this volume which is compiled in his honour.  
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Table of Contents and front matter


Networking Knowledge for Information Societies

Professor Christopher Freeman, SPRU, University of Sussex

ABOUT . . . . 

Robin Mansell, Rohan Samarajiva and Amy Mahan

INQUIRY . . . . 

Robin Mansell, Rohan Samarajiva and Amy Mahan

Universities, Research and the Public Interest 

Nicholas Garnham, University of Westminster
Universities in the Knowledge Economy 

Peter Sheehan, Centre for Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University 
The University, ICTs and Development in the Information Society 

John Goddard and James Cornford, University of Newcastle
The Role of the Social Sciences in Policy Oriented Telecom Research 

John Langdale
, Department of Human Geography, Macquarie University 
Integrating Social Sciences into Information Society Policy

Jean-Claude Burgelman
Virtual Solutions to Real Problems

Bella Mody
, Michigan State University 
Challenging Orthodoxy 

Liora Salter
, FRSC, Osgoode Hall Law School; York University

CHANGE . . . .

Rohan Samarajiva, Robin Mansell and Amy Mahan

Utility Deregulation in the United States: A Critical Evaluation 

Harry M. Trebing
, Michigan State University 
Telecom Policy for Information Economies: Unregulation is not Enough

Aileen Amarandos Pisciotta
, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
The Toppling of the Natural Monopoly Doctrine

Edwin B. Parker
, Parker Telecommunications
Never-ending International Telecommunication Union Reform

Tim Kelly
, Strategy and Policy Unit, International Telecommunication Union 
From Arctic Village to Alice Springs: Rural Telecom Myths and Realities

Heather E. Hudson
, McLaren School of Business, University of San Francisco 
Setting the Reform Agenda: What Next, After Privatisation?

Márcio Wohlers
(UNICAMP, CELAET); and Ricardo Tavares (WFI, CELAET) 
Policy and Regulatory Challenges of Access and Affordability

Alison Gillwald
, Director, LINK Centre, Witwatersrand University
Technical Aspects of Rural Telecom

Rudi Westerveld
and Carleeen F. Maitland, Technical University of Delft
Spectrum Management: Private Property Rights or Commons?

Johannes M. Bauer
, Michigan State University
Spectrum Allocation Controversies

Martin Cave
, University of Warwick
3G Auctions: A Change of Course

John Ure
, Telecommunications Research Project, University of Hong Kong
A Competitive Market Approach to Interconnection Payments

David Gabel
, Queens College, City University of New York, and Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Internet and Telecommunications Convergence Consortium
Multi-Utility Regulation: Yet Another Convergence?

Jens Arnbak
, Technical University of Delft & OPTA

NEXT . . . .

Robin Mansell, Rohan Samarajiva and Amy Mahan

Information Society Revisited: PICTuring the Information Society

Ian Miles
, University of Manchester
Falling Behind on ICT Adoption Indicators: Can We Afford This?

John W. Houghton
, Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES), Victoria University
Information Societies: Towards a More Useful Concept 

Knud Erik Skouby
, Center for Tele-Information, Technical University of Denmark
Evolving the Information Society in the Caribbean: The Paradox of Orderliness

Roderick Sanatan
, University of the West Indies
Revealing the Ties that Bind: Property and Propriety in the Information Age

Oscar H. Gandy, Jr.
, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Critical Infrastructure Protection in the Information Age

Peter S. Anderson
, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University
Technology Determinism, the State and Telecom Surveillance

Peter Shields
, Bowling Green State University
Opportunities and Risks for India in the Knowledge Society

B. P. Sanjay
, Naidu School of Performing Arts, Fine Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad
Infrastructure Development and The Digital Divide in Asia

Meheroo Jussawalla
, East West Centre and University of Hawaii
Linking Information, Technologies and the Consumer Interest

Supriya Singh
, Centre for International Research on Communication and Information Technologies (CIRCIT), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Theses on Informatisation

Jörg Becker
, Marburg University and KomTech Institute for Communication and Technology Research

BIAS . . . .

Rohan Samarajiva, Robin Mansell and Amy Mahan

C is for Convergence (and Communications, Content, Competition)

Sally Wyatt
, Communicatiewetenschap, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Knowledge or ‘Know-less’ Societies?

Paschal Preston
, COMTEC Research Centre, and School of Communications, Dublin City University
When More is Less: Time, Space and Knowledge in Information Societies

Edward Comor
, American University
The Telecom-Economy Nexus: Innis and Du Boff Revisited

Sung-Woon Cho
, Korea Information Society Development Institute
Back to the Future of the Internet: The Printing Press

Peng Hwa Ang
, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; & Jim Dewar, RAND
The 'Information Economy', Economics, and Ecology

Robert E. Babe
, Communication Studies, University of Windsor
Bridging the Gap: Processes of Communication and Institutions of Political Economy

Vincent Mosco
, Carleton University
Concrete Analyses versus Abstract Deduction

Anders Henten
, Center for Tele-Information, Technical University of Denmark

WHAT . . . .

Amy Mahan, Robin Mansell and Rohan Samarajiva

Regulation and the Ethics of Distance: Distance and the Ethics of Regulation

Roger Silverstone
, The London School of Economics and Political Science
In Search of the ‘Shared Moment’

Anthony Smith
, President, Magdalen College, Oxford
Global Media and Cultural Diversity

Gaëtan Tremblay
, GRICIS, Université du Québec à Montréal
Media Ownership – Does it Matter?

Werner A. Meier
, IPMZ, Institut für Publizistikwissenschaft und Medienforschung, Switzerland
Latin American Media: A Long View of Politics and Markets

Elizabeth Fox
, USAID and Silvio Waisbord, Department of Journalism and Mass Media, Rutgers University
Towards an Information Society: The Need for a Policy Perspective

Binod C. Agrawal
, TALEEM Research Foundation, Ahmedabad
Media Policy and the Public Interest

Marc Raboy
, Université de Montréal
Radical Media Projects and the Crisis of Public Media

John D.H. Downing
, Radio-Television-Film Department, The University of Texas at Austin
Toward a World System Perspective on Cross-National Web Research

Joseph Turow
, University of Pennsylvania and Rivka Ribak, Haifa University

Epilogue . . .

Economics of Infrastructures: The Ultimate Challenge?

Rolf W. Kunneke






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