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Media Policy and Globalization$
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Paula Chakravartty and Katharine Sarikakis

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748618491

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618491.001.0001

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Governing the central nervous system of the global economy: telecommunications policy

Governing the central nervous system of the global economy: telecommunications policy

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(p.51) 3 Governing the central nervous system of the global economy: telecommunications policy
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Media Policy and Globalization
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Paula Chakravartty

Katharine Sarikakis

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618491.003.0003

This chapter provides an overview of telecommunications policy reform primarily focusing on experiences in the global South, with an emphasis on the political and economic context of Brazil, China and India. It examines both the dramatic pace of policy reform in these rapidly growing economies, as well as on the politicization over the reform process to reflect public questioning, if not discontent, over the terms of reform pushed by corporate interests. It highglights the tensions between realms of technocratic "expert" governance and public claims to account for corruption and inequality across multiple social divides, including rural-urban, class, race (caste) and gender.

Keywords:   Telecommunications Reform, Privatization, Liberalization, Corruption, Public Interest, Multiple Publics

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