Note: This page is still under construction. It is
not to be construed as a complete list of readings for the course.
Baase, Sara. 2003. A gift of fire: social, legal, and ethical issues for computers and the Internet. Upper
Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education.
- Barber, Benjamin R. 1996. Jihad vs. McWorld. New York: Ballantine Books.
Bijker, Wiebe E., Thomas P. Hughes, and Trevor J. Pinch (eds.). 1987.
The Social construction of technological systems: new directions in the
sociology and history of technology. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
Brock, Gerald W. 1994. Telecommunication policy for the information age:
from monopoly to competition. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
- Castells, Manuel. 2010. The rise of the network society, 2nd ed. Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA:
Committee on Internet Navigation and the Domain name System: Technical Alternatives and Dividsion on Engineering and
Physical Sciences. Policy Implications. Coputer Science and Telecommunications Board and National Research Council of
the National Academies. 2005. Signposts in cyberspace: the Domain Name System and Internet navigation.
Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press.
- Cortada, James W. 2002. Making the information society: experience,
consequences, and possibilities. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Foucault, Michel. 1995. Discipline and punish: the birth of the prison.
New York: Vintage Books.
- Goleniewski, Lillian. 2007. Telecommunications essentials. 2nd edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ:
- Gorman, Michael. 2001. Privacy in the digital environment—issues for
libraries. Available online on the IFLA website:
Harvey, David. 1989. The condition of postmodernity: an enquiry into the
origins of cultural change. Oxford [England] ; Cambridge, Mass.:
Hudson, Heather E. 1997. Global connections: international
telecommunications infrastructure and policy. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.
Kaul, Inge, Isabelle Grunberg, Marc A. Stern (eds). 1999. Global public
goods: international cooperation in the 21st century. New York: Oxford
- Lyon, David. 2003. Surveillance after September 11. Cambridge, UK:
- Lyon, David. 2001. Surveillance society: monitoring everyday life.
Buckingham: Open University Press.
Mosco, Vincent. 2009. The political economy of communication. 2nd ed. Los Angeles: SAGE.
Pool, Ithiel de Sola. 1983. Technologies of freedom. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press.
Postman, Neil. 1993. Technopoly: the surrender of culture to technology. 1st Vintage Books ed. New York:
Roe, Emery. 1994. Narrative policy analysis: theory and practice. Durham: Duke University Press.
Rogers, Everett M. 2003. Diffusion of innovations. 5th ed. New York: Free Press.
Tehranian, Majid. 1990. Technologies of power: information machines and democratic prospects. Norwood, NJ:
Tehranian, Majid. 1999. Global communication and world politics: domination, development, and discourse.
Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers.
United States. Congress. House of Representatives. Committee on the Judiciary. 2008. Net neutrality and
free speech on the Internet: Hearing before the Task Force on Competition Policy and Antitrust Laws of the
Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representaties, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, March 11, 2008.
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office. Available online: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS100500 (.pdf file (2.38 MB)
- Working Group on Internet Governance. 2005. Report of the Working Group on
Internet Governance. Available online: http://www.wgig.org/docs/WGIGREPORT.pdf (119 KB)
- Selected readings on information privacy, libraries and the USA PATRIOT Act, and
the retraction of government information from the Web in the post-9/11 era.
Discussion Questions on the Readings
from CIS Discourse site:
Atkin, D. J., Lau, T. & Lin, C. A. (2006). Still on hold? A retrospective analysis of competitive implications of the
Telecommunication Act of 1996, on its 10th year anniversary. Telecommunications Policy, 30, 80-95. ONLINE,
Brock, G.W. (2003). The second information revolution. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Friedman, Thomas. (2006, 2nd ed., revised and expanded). The world is flat: A brief history of the Twenty-first
Century. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Hudson, Heather E. (2006). From rural village to global village: Telecommunications for development in the Information
Age. London: Lawrence Erlbaum.
International Telecommunication Union. (2007). The status of voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) worldwide, 2006.
http://www.itu.int/osg/spu ... /FoV-VoIP-Biggs-Draft.pdf
International Telecommunication Union. (2007). World Information Society Report. http://www.itu.int/osg/spu ...
Napoli, P. M. (2001). Foundations of communications policy: principles and process in the regulation of electronic
media. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
Neuman, W. R., McKnight, L. & Solomon, R. J. (1997). The gordian knot: Political gridlock on the information highway.
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Olufs, D.W. (1999). The making of telecommunications policy. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner. Chapters 1-4 (pp. 1-134).
Specific country data from ITU (for comparative analysis of specific countries):
Digital Opportunity Index http://www.itu.int/osg/spu/statistics/DOI/index.phtml
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