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"'IDSN: The 'Telecommunications Highway for Europe after 1992' or 'Paving a Dead-End Street?': The Politics of Pan-European Telecommunications Network Development"

Fuchs, Gerard. (1993) "'IDSN: The 'Telecommunications Highway for Europe after 1992' or 'Paving a Dead-End Street?': The Politics of Pan-European Telecommunications Network Development". In: UNSPECIFIED, Washington, DC. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    [From the Introduction]. In this paper I will argue that the ISDN activities of the EC have been trapped between the attempt to liberalize and deregulate the hitherto closed and fragmented European telecommunications markets on the one hand and the aim to build up a strong independent European industry and a Europe-wide telecommunications network on the other hand. The two aims seem to be contradictory. A full-scale liberalization and deregulation would sweep away most of the European producers and would put in limbo the very rationale of the initiatives for a common market in Europe after 1992 - the survival and well being of European telecommunications industry. But even a slow-moving reform process will lead to a restructuring of markets and will create less powerful telecommunications administrations - while powerful administrations would be best suited to make the far-reaching, long- term network decisions considered necessary to implement ISDN.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > telecommunication policy
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1993 (3rd), May 27-29, 1993
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 27 May 2007
    Page Range: p. 56
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:46
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/7119

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