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The chapters in this volume canvasses the dialogue emerging from discussions about the WSIS Statement of Principles and Plan of Action in the context of local, national and international communication policies. It also offers some insights to WSIS participants, which may be helpful when it comes to evaluating the process in Tunis and beyond. The various authors discuss the WSIS Statement of Principles and Plan of Action from multiple perspectives, offering insights into the key challenges facing the process and offering alternative frameworks for the management of communication rights.

 
Contents of the book
Introduction: Background and issues for whom and for what?
by Rhonda Breit & Jan Servaes
UNESCO and the World Summit on the Information Society:
From Geneva to Tunis and beyond
by Abdul Waheed Khan
Smoke and mirrors: A commentary on prospects for success for the WSIS process and the role of the Smart State by Beris Gwynne
Making Sense of UNESCO: Reflections on its significance for Australia and internationally by Tom O'Regan
Indigenous communication frameworks: A Smart State response
by Christine Morris & Michael Meadows
From remote "outback" beginnings to cultural export phenomenon: A case study of finance and the internationalization of Indigenous Australian visual art by Mark David Ryan, Michael Keane & Stuart Cunningham
The information society: The University of Queensland Cybrary is thinking globally and acting locally by Justine Cawley & Anne Horn
Wisdom, values and creativity in a knowledge society by David Rooney
Pancapitalism: Digital civilization and empires by Majid Tehranian
By way of conclusion: Where to go from here? by Jan Servaes & Rhonda Breits
 
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