The Hidden Agenda of the Information Society

The book is result of the policy conference "The Hidden Agenda of the Information Society: Global Trends and Local Choices", which brought together policy-makers from the City of Vienna and the Austrian Government with telecommunication experts from the world of international business, the European Commission and academic communities. The conference was organized by the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy and the Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue in Vienna in May 1996. The first articles focus on the US experience of deregulation and use this case to delve into the limitations, vulnerabilities and opportunities engendered by deregulated markets. Then the focus shifts to the regional context, analysing just how the European Union may shape the feasible set of Austrian policy options.
The volume ends in Austrian strategies to anticipate the challenges emanating from the rapid global spread of digital information technology.


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