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"A valuable resource on critical policy issues."—Booklist

"Simon's analysis contains a series of recommendations for digital policies that retain a balance between public and private sector roles in cyberspace."—Steven Puro, Perspectives on Political Science

"For people unfamiliar with the many issues involved with policies regarding the new communications technologies, this will prove a reasonably valuable introduction."—Choice

"This is a very ambitious book, more an encyclopedia of the Internet than anything else. It is filled with valuable information not collected in any one place before and very up to date. The style is clear and accessible; the organization is logical. It is generally well documented."—Lewis M. Branscomb, Principal Investigator, Harvard Information Infrastructure Project, Harvard University

Chapter List

PART I: THE NET AND ITS IMPACT
1. The Net Defined
2. Properties of the Digital World
3. Megaconvergence: Government and Social Services
4. Megaconvergence: Financial Services, Commerce, and Industry

PART II: PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES
5. Digital Democracy
6. Digital Economics
7. Physical and Technical infrastructure
8. Legal Framework
9. Research and the National interest

PART III: GOVERNANCE - PUBLIC AND PRIVATE
10. The U.S. Government
11. Governments Worldwide
12. International Organizations and Programs
13. The Private Sector

CONCLUSION: Lessons for the Future

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