In 'The Irony of Regulatory Reform Horwitz' examines the history of telecommunications - both telephone and broadcast - to build a compelling new theory of regulation. Against the backdrop of modern theories of the state, he presents a sweeping survey of the history of regulation in America, delineating three distinct periods of regulatory genesis and, correspondingly, three discrete types of agencies. Horwitz shows the underlying irony that while anti-regulation rhetoric was aimed at the so-called "social" regulatory agencies, in practice it has been the "economic" agencies that have been deregulated, often with vehement opposition from the industries affected. Within the context of this broader theory, telecommunications is a fascinating industry to study, because it determines the character of our marketplace of ideas, because it has been an arena of great technological transformation, and because of its fundamental role in anchoring the so-called "information age." Horwitz unveils the complex mosaic of forces - economic, political, legal, and technological - that undermined the traditional regulation of telecommunications and precipitated deregulation.
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Subtítulo: DEREGULATION OF AMERICAN TELECOMMUNICATION