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This is the first major review of interactive technologies and their cultural and social context. This is more than a welcome addition to one's library; it is the authoritative overview of international research perspectives on interactive media technologies by leading scholars around the world” – Ellen Wartella, University of Texas at Austin “The Handbook of New Media is a landmark for the study of information and communication technologies within the field of communication. Its international team of editors and authors has brought together insights gained from over two decades of scholarly research. This indispensable reference demonstrates an increased maturity and stature for “new media” research within the field” – William H Dutton, University of Southern California “A truly comprehensive and authoritative volume. This Handbook will ...

Wired Cities and Transnational Communications: New Forms of Governance for Telecommunications and the New Media
Wired cities and transnational communications: New forms of governance for telecommunications and the new Media
Dwayne Winseck

This chapter places the global media in historical context and then analyses efforts to reinvent the contours of global communication since the 1990s. In contrast to the view that recent developments are driven by deregulation and new technologies, I argue that telecommunications and new media are being shaped and governed by three vital features of the emerging mediascape: new domestic regulators, new systems of private authority, and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

I argue that several WTO agreements adopted in the 1990s are the cornerstones of this emerging governance regime. These agreements extend markets for ...

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