From NWICO to WSIS: 30 Years of Communication Geopolitics: Actors and Flows,Structures and Divides edited by Divina Frau-Meigs, Jérémie Nicey, Michael Palmer, Julie Pohle, Patricio Tupper attempts to fill a gap in the current bibliography as it spans two historical periods that are usually treated separately: the New World Information and Communication Order (NWICO) on the one hand, and the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) on the other. The book contains three sections. Part I (1970-80) deals with NWICO, erspecially in relation to information as news, related to the press and with few powerful actors at the global level. Part II (1980-2000) deals with the period when the NWICO outcomes are diluted while another view of information as data, related to the rise of information and communication technologies (ICTS), emerges in the political discourse. Part III (2000-) deals with WSIS both as a legacy of NWICO and as a proposal of a new global governance of media as a process rather than a structure within a single institution. The boox offers seventeen chapters by experts in the field.
Intellect Ltd. (2012)