Global markets and government regulation in telecommunications [electronic resource] / Kirsten Rodine-Hardy, Northeastern University
- Rodine-Hardy, Kirsten
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- xxii, 207 pages ; 22 cm
- Restrictions on Access:
- License restrictions may limit access.
- Machine generated contents note: 1. Understanding global regulatory reform in telecommunications - a paradigm shift; 2. Why change the rules? explaining liberal telecom reform; 3. When and how do countries change the rules? econometric analysis of the timing of establishing separate regulators and privatizing telecom incumbents; 4. Regulatory reform in the central Europe - freer markets, European rules; 5. Northern European regulatory reform - liberal reform northern-style - 'regulation-lite'; 6. Conclusion: explaining change in a globalized world.
- "This book shows the surprising ways in which globalization has led to the spread of liberal reforms in the telecommunications sector around the world"--
"In recent years, liberalization, privatization, and deregulation have become commonplace in sectors once dominated by government-owned monopolies. In telecommunications, for example, during the 1990s, more than 129 countries established independent regulatory agencies and more than 100 countries privatized the state-owned telecom operator. Why did so many countries liberalize in such a short period of time? For example, why did both Denmark and Burundi, nations different along so many relevant dimensions, liberalize their telecom sectors around the same time?"--
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-194) and index.
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