Emergent Global Information Infrastructure/Global Information Society: Regime Formation and the Impact on Africa
AbstractThis paper combines a theoretical perspective on globalization and the information society with a critical usage of international regime theory in order to contribute to a better understanding of the current historical period of transition from an international telecommunications regime to a new and complex regime aimed at providing governance for the global information infrastructure and global information society. The paper employs a case-study approach to explore some of the specific national responses (i.e. South Africa) to this regime transition, with an analysis of potential best practices and lessons learned for other emerging economies.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number UNU-WIDER Research Paper DP2002/116.
Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 2002
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public finance; macroeconomic policy; policy design; international economic order; economic integration;
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- Cowhey, Peter F., 1990. "The international telecommunications regime: the political roots of regimes for high technology," International Organization, Cambridge University Press, vol. 44(02), pages 169-199, March.
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