Introduction to Special Issue on "The Governance of International Communications: Business, Politics, and Standard-Setting in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries"

TitleIntroduction to Special Issue on "The Governance of International Communications: Business, Politics, and Standard-Setting in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries"
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsTworek, HJS, Müller, SM
JournalJournal of Policy History
Volume27
Issue3
Start Page405-415
Abstract

This article provides an introduction to the special issue on the governance of international communications. We have two main arguments. First, we argue that international coordination of technical standards has historically succeeded over and above any attempts to regulate content or the users of communications technology. Second, we argue that these technical standards have proven highly durable for communications, in particular because communications infrastructures are so path-dependent.

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DOI10.1017/S0898030615000160