Federal Communications Law Journal

Document Type

Book Review

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Publication Citation

54 Federal Communications Law Journal 195 (2001)


Book Review: International Communications: Continuity and Change, Daya Kishan Thussu, Oxford University Press, Inc., 2000, 342 pages.

Daya Kishan Thussu's International Communication: Continuity and Change, presents a comprehensive and thoroughly readable overview of the significant global impact of communication from ancient times to the Internet era. The book describes major technological, political, cultural, and commercial breakthroughs and trends, and explains how each has helped to make the world a smaller place. While acknowledging the demonstrated potential of modern communication technology to effect revolutionary change in all corners of the globe, the book also recognizes certain enduring cultural and economic forces that have influenced the cross-border exchange of information and ideas for centuries.