Communication, Commerce and Power

The Political Economy of America and the Direct Broadcast Satellite, 1960-2000

  • Edward A. Comor

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Edward A. Comor
    Pages 1-16
  3. Edward A. Comor
    Pages 41-74
  4. Edward A. Comor
    Pages 107-130
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 213-244

About this book


In this history of US-based direct broadcast satellite developments, the United States and other nation-states are shown to be the ultimate arbiters of their ongoing histories. In making this now unfashionable argument, Edward A. Comor directly challenges recent academic work that tends to privilege global processes over national, and argues that the contemporary world order is being shaped primarily by transnational rather than nation-state-based forces. In testing this orientation with empirical research on US foreign communication policy since 1960, Communication, Commerce and Power compels academics and policy makers to rethink commonplace assumptions about the characteristics and potentials of the contemporary and future international political economy.


communication International Political Economy political economy USA

Authors and affiliations

  • Edward A. Comor
    • 1
  1. 1.School of International ServiceAmerican UniversityUSA

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