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.

chapter 1|5 pages

Is telecommunications truly revolutionary?

ByLester C. Thurow

chapter 2|5 pages

Beyond the Golden Age of the public network

ByEli M. Noam

chapter 3|7 pages

The politics of deregulation

ByAlan Altshuler

chapter 4|10 pages

Did regulation keep pace with technology?

ByPeter Temin

chapter 5|11 pages

The significance of Telecom 2000

ByKenneth Robinson

chapter 6|6 pages

On thinking about deregulation and competition

ByMichael E. Porter

chapter 7|20 pages

Viewing divestment from afar

ByDouglas C. Pitt, Kevin Morgan

chapter 8|24 pages

The ecology of games in telecommunications policy

ByWilliam H. Dutton

chapter 9|5 pages

The economics of international competition

ByCharles Jonscher

chapter 10|4 pages

The economics of international telecommunications

ByAlfred C. Sikes

chapter 11|4 pages

A history of recent German telecommunications policy

ByEberhard Witte

chapter 12|7 pages

The future of German telecommunications

ByKarl-Heinz Neumann

chapter 13|5 pages

Telecommunications policy in France

ByJean-Pierre Chamoux

chapter 14|6 pages

Telecommunications policy in Japan

ByTetsuro Tomita

chapter 15|20 pages

The politics of international telecommunicate reform

ByJill Hills

chapter 16|9 pages

The struggle for control within the telecommunications networks

ByMarvin A. Sirbu

chapter 17|6 pages

The future of the telecommunications marketplace

ByPeter F. Cowhey

chapter 18|12 pages

TV technology and government policy

ByRhonda J. Crane

chapter 19|32 pages

Negotiating the world information economy

ByGeza Feketekuty

chapter |7 pages

Epilogue: Communications policy in crisis

ByW. Russell Neuman