Federal Communications Law Journal

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date


Publication Citation

56 Federal Communications Law Journal 439 (2004)


Spectrum Wars: The Policy and Technology Debate, Jennifer A. Manner, Boston: Artech House, 2003, 186 pages.

A review of Spectrum Wars: The Policy and Technology Debate by Jennifer A. Manner. In this 2003 publication, the author goes a level further than most spectrum analyses do, by attempting to integrate the complex relationship between domestic spectrum policy and international spectrum concerns. Spectrum Wars can be divided into three major parts: a deep background of the institutional detail of the frequency management process, a description of the tensions between different theories on how to change spectrum management, and finally, a view about how the changes in the telecommunications marketplace may affect future spectrum management proceedings.