Internationalizing the Internet: The Co-evolution of Influence and Technology

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 300 pages
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"This compelling book focuses on the global formation of the Internet system. It contests the common belief that the Internet's adoption was inevitable and instead examines the social and economic processes that allowed it to prevail over competi
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Socioeconomic design of technological systems
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22 ECONOMICS OF TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE
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23 SOCIAL CHOICES IN TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE
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24 LTS APPROACH
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25 THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF LOCALIZATION
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26 CONCLUSION
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3 Economics and politics of telecommunication systems
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53 THE GLOBAL EXPANSION OF THE INTERNET SYSTEM
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54 DIFFERENT REGIONAL CONTEXTS
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55 GLOBAL SYSTEM BUILDING
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56 CONCLUSION
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6 Internationalization and digital divide
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62 ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE UNEVEN INTERNET SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
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63 GLOBAL EXPANSION OF THE INTERNET
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64 INTERNET SYSTEM GROWTH PATTERNS IN MAJOR COUNTRIES
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32 GOVERNANCE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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33 TECHNOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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34 THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF GLOBALIZATION
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35 NATURAL PATH ARGUMENTS AND THE INTERNET SYSTEM
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36 CONCLUSION
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competing and collaborating technologies
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42 THE DEVELOPMENT OF EARLY COMPUTER NETWORKS
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43 THE BATTLES OVER INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
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44 GOVERNMENT POLICIES
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45 CONCLUSION
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5 The evolution of the Internet system
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52 NATIONAL RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC NETWORK BUILDING
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65 COMPETING TECHNOLOGIES
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66 INTERNET SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
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67 CONCLUSION
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localization of the Internet system
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72 MAIN HYPOTHESES
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73 ENDOGENOUS MODEL
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74 COEVOLUTION OF THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SYSTEMS AND THE INTERNET SYSTEM
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75 CONCLUSION
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8 Conclusion
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Bibliography
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Index
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