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The Politics of Telecommunications: National Institutions, Convergences, and Change in Britain and France

Mark Thatcher


This book confronts some of the most important questions related to liberalization, regulation, and the role of the nation state in an increasingly international economy. In the face of powerful transnational pressure for change, to what extent are states able to maintain stable institutional frameworks? Do different domestic structures generate dissimilar patterns of policy making and economic performance? How important are past institutional choices for subsequent reform? This book addresses these questions through a study of the transformations of a strategic economic sector, telecommunicat ... More

Keywords: liberalization, regulation, nation state, international economy, policy making, economic performance, telecommunications, Britain, France, organizational reform

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Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198280743
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198280743.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Thatcher, author
London School of Economics
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Part I: The British and French Telecommunications Sector in 1969 and External Pressures For Change

Part II: Institutions and Policy Making 1969–1979

Part III: Institutions and Policy Making 1980–1997

Part IV: Economic Outcomes in Telecommunications 1970–1997

Part V: Conclusions