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Communication and the transformation of economics : essays in information, public policy, and political economy

Author: Robert E Babe
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2018.
Series: Critical studies in communication and in the cultural industries.
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Babe, Robert E.
Communication and the Transformation of Economics : Essays in Information, Public Policy, and Political Economy.
Boulder : Routledge, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Babe
ISBN: 9780429501524 0429501528
OCLC Number: 1038486988
Description: 1 online resource (285 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART ONE: Information and Communication in Mainstream Economics; 1 Information Industries and Economic Analysis: Policy-Makers Beware; The Information Age and Economic Analysis; Information; Information and Economic Analysis; Information as ""Essence; Conclusions; Notes; 2 Commodities as Signs; Note; 3 The Place of Information in Economics; Introduction; Information and Communication in Mainstream Economics; Critique of Mainstream Treatments; Economics as Communication. The Political Economy of the Information CommodityNotes; PART TWO: Interrelations Between Economics and Communication Studies; 4 Communication: Blindspot of Western Economics; Introduction; Mainstream Economics; Mainstream (Administrative) Communication Research; Similarities of the Orthodoxies; Orthodoxies Contrasted: Blindspots Edge into Vision; Political Economy; Notes; 5 On Political Economy; Neoclassicism and Political Economy; Three Strands of Political Economy; Mythologies; Political Economy Critique; Beyond Political Economy; Notes; 6 Information, Economics, and Ecosystem. Overview of ThemesThe Environment and Communication in Neoclassicism; Critique of Neoclassical Environmentalism; Economy/Ecosystem Interaction as Informational and Communicatory; Toward an Eco-centered Communication Policy; Notes; PART THREE: Information and Communication in Institutional and Evolutionary Economics; 7 T.R. Malthus and the Origins of Communication in Economics; Information and Evolution; Malthus as Prologue; Malthus's Dual Legacy; Recapitulation; Notes; 8 The Communication Theory of Thorstein Veblen; Veblen's Ontology; Intellectual Forebears. Veblen and Institutional EconomicsCommunication and Social Evolution; A Veblen Appreciation and Critique; Notes; 9 The Communication Theory of Kenneth E. Boulding; Production as Communication; Information and Knowledge Structures; Constituents of Communicatory Processes; Information, Entropy, and Evolution; Recapitulation; Malthus, Veblen, and Boulding; Notes; PART FOUR: Policy Applications; 10 Emergence and Development of Canadian Communications: Dispelling the Myths; Introduction; Emergence and Development of Industrial Structures; Conclusions; Notes. 11 Telecommunications Policy: Real World of the Canadian Information HighwayBroad and Transformative Effects; Real World; The Information Commodity; Utter Madness; Notes; 12 ""Life Is Information"": Canadian Communication and the Legacy of Graham Spry; Spry's Activism; Spry's Thought on Information and Community; Spry's Vision and Canadian Media Today; Spry's Thought in an Age of Neoconservativism; Note; Conclusion; Note; Bibliography; About the Book and Author; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y.
Series Title: Critical studies in communication and in the cultural industries.
Responsibility: Robert E. Babe.

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