Technologies Without Boundaries : on Telecommunications in a Global Age

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Harvard University Press, Jan 1, 1990 - Social Science - 283 pages
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At the time of his death in 1984, political scientist Pool (late of MIT) had almost completed this vision of a new world resulting from the social and political consequences of communications technology. It was edited into its final form by Eli Noam of Columbia University. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Ithiel de Sola Pool directed the research program in communications at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for thirty years. He was a skeptic of ideologies and resisted manipulation of symbols by political leaders. He believed in the spirit of free inquiry and the contribution of social science to strengthen independent citizen decision making in democracy. As such his visionary writings will appeal to those in the fields of communications, political science, and public policy.

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