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


Publisher:I. B. Tauris, 1998



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The revolution that is underway in the fields of information and communication technology is impacting on every nation. Until now, however, there has been little attention focused upon the effects of this revolution on the Arab world as a whole--a lack that this book seeks to redress. Leading academics and representatives of government and business have cooperated to produce this multi-layered exploration of the current state of the information and communication revolution and its effect on Arab states and societies. The volume offers a timely and in-depth analysis of a variety of technological themes which are having a profound and enduring political, social and economic effect on nations, corporations and individuals. These themes include global telecommunications trends and policies and their implications for national development; the information superhighway and education, business, the media and finance; cultural imperialism and the widening of the information gap; and the impact of satellite DBS TV on terrestrial television broadcasting in the GCC states.

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