Examining the emergence of a European Union telecommunications policy, Joseph Goodman explains how and why the policy developed as it did and why certain reforms in the sector were easier to achieve than others. He provides a history of the key actors in the policy-making process from the first attempts by the national postal, telegraph, and telecommunication administrations to coordinate their telecommunications policies in the 1950s, to the implementation of a comprehensive EU telecommunications regulatory structure in 1998 and the development of a new regulatory structure in 2003.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
pt. 1. Theoretical and historical background pt. 2. The harmonisation of European telecommunications policies pt. 3. The liberalisation of European telecommunications pt. 4. Towards a new regulatory framework and theoretical approach.