Standardization and Digital Enclosure: The Privatization of Standards, Knowledge, and Policy in the Age of Global Information Technology, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1605663352
  • ISBN-13: 9781605663357
  • DDC: 004.0218
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 358 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Overview

Recent trends have shown increasing privatization of standardization activities under various corporations, trade associations, and consortia, raising significant public policy issues about how the public interest may be represented."Standardization and Digital Enclosure: The Privatization of Standards, Knowledge, and Policy in the Age of Global Information Technology" establishes a framework of analysis for public policy discussion and debate. Discussing topics such as social practices and political economic discourse, this book offers a truly interdisciplinary approach to standardization and privatization valuable to technical, economic, and political researchers and practitioners, as well as academicians involved in related fields.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in IT Standards and Standardization Research (AISSR) Series.
Table of Contents.
Abstract.
Preface.
Acknowledgment.
1: Introduction to the Study.
2: Standards and Standardization Practice.
3: The Global Context of Standardization.
4: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches.
5: Situated Discourse and Essential Terms.
6: Traditional Institutional Structures and Practices.
7: Discourse on Standardization: Public or Private?.
Conclusion.
Compilation of References.
Glossary.
About the Author.
Appendix.
Appendix 1: IEC Technical Committees-2008.
Appendix 2: ISO Technical Committees-2008.
Appendix 3: Research Gatherings.
Appendix 4: The "Paper".
Appendix 5: The "Report".
Appendix 6: The "Din Paper".
Index.