Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-0-7425-3852-8 • Hardback • January 2008 • $120.00 • (£92.00)
978-0-7425-3853-5 • Paperback • February 2008 • $50.00 • (£38.00)
978-1-4616-4449-1 • eBook • January 2008 • $47.50 • (£37.00)
Elizabeth C. Hanson is professor of political science and director of the India studies program at the University of Connecticut.
Chapter 1: The Information Revolution
Chapter 2: The Origins of the Information Revolution
Chapter 3: The Globalization of Communication
Chapter 4: War and Peace in the Information Age
Chapter 5: The Information Revolution, the Global Economy, and the Distribution of Wealth
Chapter 6: Global Communication and the Nation-State
Chapter 7: Issues and Choices
The best textbook with a ‘big picture’ of this subject so far. . . . The author has done an excellent job in conceptualizing such a broad and dynamic subject and organizing her treatises in an extremely readable style. . . . Betty Hanson is a very good writer, and her book is clearly written, simple in methodology, and contains interesting examples.
— International Studies Review
Elizabeth C. Hanson describes a sweeping panorama of globalizing communication and its impact on world politics. In her work, we see clearly how the global information cascade each day creates a new global reality before our eyes.
— Francis A. Beer, University of Colorado
I finally have a thorough, balanced, erudite introduction to the major issues in international communications for my foundations and principles course. Bravo!
— Eric J. Novotny, American University
This valuable and readable text provides a historically grounded and interdisciplinary discussion of media and technology. The author synthesizes knowledge that we who work in the field have been hoping to synthesize for some time. I especially appreciate the historical context, the strong inclusion of an international political economy approach to discuss the diffusion of technology in a way that balances the politics and political theory, and the explanations of the technology itself.
— Kenneth Rogerson, Duke University
Useful, concise—excellent for International Relations majors.
— Thomas Jande, American University
Provides historical perspective on the effects of changes in communication technologies on world politics
Summarizes controversies over the impact of new ICTs in the larger context of the globalization debate
Uses cases to illustrate contending arguments over impact of new ICTs
Incorporates recent scholarship in political communication and international relations in an accessible manner
Provides a "big picture" of the collective impact of the new ICTs with a focus on theInternet and satellite television
Includes an international political economy approach to discuss the diffusion of technology
Explains how key technologies were developed and how they work
Ideal for courses in international relations, foreign policy, and international communication