The communications revolution at work: the social, economic and political impacts of technological change

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Published for the School of Policy Studies, Queen's University by McGill-Queen's University Press, Apr 1, 1999 - Political Science - 224 pages
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The essays explore the blurring of lines between telecommunications and broadcasting and the nature and feasibility of regulation; the introduction of public services through interactive terminals and questions of access and equity; the possibility of virtually unrestricted dissemination of knowledge, making it almost a free good, and questions of ownership and incentives to those who generate knowledge; and the costs and benefits of the creation of "virtual" campuses through computer-supported distance learning. Contributors include Gordon Betcherman (EKOS Research), Kathryn McMullen (EKOS Research), Vincent Mosco (Carleton), Peter Nicholson (Bell Canada), Leslie A. Pal (Carleton), Andrew Reddick (Public Interest Advocacy Centre), Rena Upitis (Queen's), Richard Collins (London School of Economics and Political Science), John Daniels (Open University), Stephen McGookin (Financial Times), Hugo Drayton (Electronic Telegraph), Robin Mansell (Sussex University), Michael Svennevig (Centre for the Future of Communications), and David Morrison (University of Leeds).

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Citizenship and the New Computer Technopolis
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The Social Consequences of Communications Technologies
57
Access and the Information Highway
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Copyright

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