Note: This page is still under construction. It is not to be construed as a complete list of readings for the course.

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, Telecommunications Policy

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. ... /FoV-VoIP-Biggs-Draft.pdf

International Telecommunication Union. (2007). World Information Society Report. ... dinformationsociety/2007/

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

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