Policy Diffusion and Telecommunications Regulation

Authors: Wavre, Véronique

  • Disentangles the major actors in the telecommunications sector and identifies their potentially conflicting economic and political interests 
  • Uncovers governmental strategies of policy-making in the telecommunications sector, including decisions of regional governments to develop policies
  • Examines changes in regional trends and specifically the rise of Southern countries as regulatory weights in the telecommunications sector
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This study investigates regulatory reforms in the telecommunications sector of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries. It explores telecommunications innovations in three developing economies (Morocco, Jordan and Egypt), with a focus on regional and European trends in telecommunications policies. Common knowledge suggests that the European Union and its member states are the main influential regulatory power in the MENA region. However, the empirical analysis of selected telecommunications regulations: universal service obligation (USO) and spectrum management, reveals that reforms are not always determined by European countries but may also originate from other developing countries, such as Peru and Chile. This finding attests to the rise of regulatory influence from the Global South, which challenges traditional transfers of regulations originating from more industrially advanced countries. 

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Véronique Wavre is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the School of Economics and Politics (SEPS), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. She previously worked at the College of Social Sciences and International Studies (SSIS), University of Exeter, UK. She researches telecommunications policies and state control in the Middle East and Africa.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Policy Diffusion and Telecommunications Regulation
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70745-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70745-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70744-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 202
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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