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Emergent Regime Formation for the Information Society and the Impact on Africa

  • Derrick L. Cogburn
Part of the Technology, Globalization and Development Series book series (TGD)

Abstract

International relations is a complicated, interdisciplinary field, encompassing issues as diverse as why states go to war to how the balance of payments is sorted out in international telecommunications. One of the more enduring questions in international relations is the question of global governance and under what conditions can cooperation occur in a world system comprised of sovereign and equal nation states. For more than three decades, this question, sometimes called the ‘anarchy problematique’, focuses on the evolution of cooperation at national, regional and global levels (see, inter alia, Krasner 1983; Keohane 1984; Axelrod 1985; Keohane and Nye 1989). International regime theory has been one of the most resilient mental models for addressing this problem, and has been formulated from a wide variety of epistemological and scholarly traditions.

Keywords

Information Society Electronic Commerce Intellectual Property Protection World Intellectual Property Organisation Southern African Development Community 
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