Communication and Internet Policy: A Critical Rights-Based History and Future

Internet Policy Review, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2019

16 Pages Posted: 13 Aug 2019

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Aphra Kerr

National University of Ireland Maynooth; Maynooth University

Francesca Musiani

French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)

Julia Pohle

WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Date Written: March 31, 2019

Abstract

This special issue of Internet Policy Review brings together a hand-picked selection of articles presented in the Communication Policy and Technology (CPT) section at the annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) in Eugene, Oregon (USA), 2018. With different theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and geographical scope, the five papers in this issue address how ideal-type rights and values are translated into highly variable rules, regulations, policies and practices in different countries and regions around the world. Drawing from their respective case studies, the papers examine a number of consequences of this gap for internet users, as citizens and consumers. Building on these papers, the editorial discusses some recent evolutions of the internet policy field, and introduces the critical and ‘engaged scholarship’ approach that IAMCR and its CPT section have displayed over the years in their analyses of communication and internet policy.

Keywords: IAMCR, User Rights, State Policy, Communication Rights, UNESCO

Suggested Citation

Kerr, Aphra and Kerr, Aphra and Musiani, Francesca and Pohle, Julia, Communication and Internet Policy: A Critical Rights-Based History and Future (March 31, 2019). Internet Policy Review, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3434969

Aphra Kerr

National University of Ireland Maynooth ( email )

Department of Sociology
North Campus
Maynooth, Co. Kildare NA
Ireland

Maynooth University ( email )

Department of Sociology
North Campus
Maynooth, Co. Kildare NA
Ireland

Francesca Musiani

French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) ( email )

3, rue Michel-Ange
Paris, 75794
France

Julia Pohle (Contact Author)

WZB Berlin Social Science Center ( email )

Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin, 10785
Germany

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