The Information Revolution and the Arab World: Its Impact on State and Society

Author/s: several co-authors
1st Edition Year: 1998
Edition: Second impression
Current Edition Year: 2017
Language: English
Available Languages: العربية
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The papers contained in this volume were among those presented at ECSSR’s Third Annual Conference, entitled “The Impact of the Information and Communication Revolution on Society and State in the Arab World,” held in Abu Dhabi, January 4-7, 1997. This conference united leading academics as well as government and business representatives from around the globe in an exploration of the frontiers of the information and communications revolution. As a result, this volume offers the student and scholar an innovative, stimulating and provocative analysis of a variety of issues of profound and enduring political, social and economic impact on nations, corporations and individuals. The spectrum of topics addressed includes: the implications for national development of global telecommunications trends and policies; the growth in information technology and its impact on finance, business, the media and human resource development; cultural imperialism and the widening of the North-South information gap; and the spread of direct broadcast satellite television services in the GCC states.

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