The Democracy Gap: The Politics of Information and Communication Technologies in the United States and Europe


The political choices that surround telecommunications and broadcasting are the subject of this unique study. Hills examines the distributional possibilities and the political and economic interests that shape these technologies. The book documents how government policy has primarily been concerned with technological leadership, and as a result has lost sight of the informational underpinnings of the democratic process. Among the topics discussed are the politics of cable and satellite transmission, digital networks, and television standards, and the convergence of broadcasting and telecommunications.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991


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