ERIC Number: ED121321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Foreign Policy: The High and Low Politics of Telecommunications. Publication 76-3.
Read, William H.
The rise of international telecommunications reflects the growth of so called "transnational" activities engaged in by border-spanning organizations, such as multinational enterprises, cross-cultural affinity groups, and even military commands. To reevaluate the process by which telecommunications foreign policy is made, this study reviews the changing communications conditions, the policy process, and specifically, the policy process in the United States. A review of the state of international telecommunications, new conditions in international telecommunications, and the resulting new policy questions is also provided. The review focuses on the questions which policy makers face in the area of control of international telecommunications in a period when there is a proliferation of telecommunications capacity and when the political environment affects the flow of information across borders. (JY)
Descriptors: Communications, Foreign Policy, Information Networks, Information Storage, Information Utilization, International Organizations, Public Policy, State of the Art Reviews, Telecommunications
Program on Information Technologies and Public Policy, 200 Aiken Computation Lab., Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 ($23.40)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Program on Information Technologies and Public Policy.
Note: For related documents see IR 003 287-298