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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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Policies for a new world or the emperor's new clothes? The Information Society

Policies for a new world or the emperor's new clothes? The Information Society

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(p.113) 5 Policies for a new world or the emperor's new clothes? The Information Society
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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/9780748618491.003.0005

The chapter begins with a historical review of the development of the discourses and policies for the creation of an 'information society' as originated in and dominated the USA and Europe. It explores the ideological frames of the building of ICT policy globally and discusses at length the shaping of national and regional as well as international policies through the setting of policy principles at a global scale. It explores the role of private actors and connects special interests to the development of such policies. Finally it examines the process of the World Summit on Information Society as one where the amalgamation of these policy directions gain legitimacy through the 'opening up' of the policy process. The chapter

Keywords:   Information Society, WSIS, inequalities, policy process, civil society

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