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ERIC Number: ED505466
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 384
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-60566-334-0
Standardization and Digital Enclosure: The Privatization of Standards, Knowledge, and Policy in the Age of Global Information Technology. Part of the Advances in IT Standards and Standardization Research (AISSR) Book Series
Schoechle, Timothy, Ed.
Information Science Publishing
Recent trends have shown increasing privatization of standardization activities under various corporations, trade associations, and consortia, raising significant public policy issues about how the public interest may be represented. This book establishes a framework of analysis for public policy discussion and debate. Discussing topics such as social practices and political economic discourse, this book offers a truly interdisciplinary approach to standardization and privatization valuable to technical, economic, and political researchers and practitioners, as well as academicians involved in related fields. Contents include: (1) Introduction to the Study; (2) Standards and Standardization Practice; (3) The Global Context of Standardization; (4) Theoretical and Methodological Approaches; (5) Situated Discourse and Essential Terms; (6) Traditional Institutional Structures and Practices; (7) Discourse on Standardization: Public or Private?; and (8) Conclusion. (Each chapter contains references and endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Language: English
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