As focus shifted from the creation and development of global communication markets to their intense regulation in the mid twentieth century, Jill Hills documents attempts by the United States and other governments to direct, replace, and bypass international telecommunications institutions. The historical framework behind this control--where the market was regulated, by what institution, controlled by what power, and to whose benefit--masterfully complements Hills’s analysis of power relations within the global communications arena.
Jill Hills is a professor of communications policy at the University of Westminster, Harrow, United Kingdom, and author of The Struggle for Control of Global Communication: The Formative Century and other books.
"The best single source for tracing much of the global communication developments of the last 170 years."--Communication Research Trends
"A nuanced history of the nitty-gritty construction and maintenance of global markets of a pivotally important industry during the latter half of the twentieth century."--Journal of American History
"Hills has produced a truly impressive study. It is thoroughly researched, drawing on untapped documentary sources as well as secondary references. . . . It is a tremendous achievement."--European Journal of Communication