Originally published in 1992 this book charts the global restructuring of telecommunications industries away from the monopoly structures of the past towards increased competition, deregulation and privatization. The book's authors are international policy-makers and scholars, who examine the regulatory environment within a theoretical and historical context. The book looks at the roots of regulatory and legislative changes by discussing individually the countries at the forefront of the revolution: the UK, France, Germany, Japan and the United States. It examines the impact of new technology for consequences of change in trade and government policies.
Preface: Decentralization and Deregulation on the March Harvey M. Sapolsky 1. Is Telecomunications Truly Revolutionary? Lester C. Thurow 2. Beyond the Golden Age of the Public Network Eli M. Noam 3. The Politics of Deregulation Alan Altshuler 4. Did Regulation Keep Pace with Technology? Peter Temin 5. The Significance of Telecom 2000 Kenneth Robinson 6. On Thinking About Deregulation and Competition Michael E. Porter 7. Viewing Divestment from Afar Douglas C. Pitt and Kevin Morgan 8. The Ecology of Games in Telecommunications Policy William H. Dutton 9. The Economics of International Competition Charles Jonscher 10. The Economics of International Telecommunications Alfred C. Sikes 11. A History of Recent German Telecommunications Policy Eberhard White 12. The Future of German Telecommunications Karl-Heinz Neumann 13. Telecommunications Policy in France Jean-Pierre Chamoux 14. Telecommunications Plicy in Japan Tetsuro Tomita 15. The Politics of International Telecommunications Reform Jill Hills 16. The Struggle for Control Within the Telecommunications Networks Marvin A. Sirbu 17. The Future of the Telecommunications Marketplace Peter F. Cowhey 18. TV Technology and Government Policy Rhonda J. Crane 19. Negotiating The World Information Economy Geza Feketekuty. Epilogue: Communications Policy in Crisis W. Russell Neuman