Negotiation and the Global Information Economy
Professor JP Singh
Recorded: 8 May 2009
JP Singh discusses aspects of his book 'Negotiation and the Global Information Economy'. What role do diplomacy and negotiations play in economic globalization? Many argue that great powers shape diplomacy to their advantage, others that, in a 'flat world', diplomacy helps everyone. Going beyond these polarized views, this book explores the conditions under which negotiations matter and the ways in which diplomacy is evolving in the global commercial arena.
JP argues that where there is a diffusion or decentralization of power among global actors, diplomacy can be effective in allowing the adjustment of positions so that mutual gains will result. In contrast, when there is a concentration of power, outcomes tend to benefit the strong. There will be little alteration in perception of interest, and coercion by strong powers is common.
Singh's book suggests that there are possibilities for transformational problem-solving through multilateral diplomacy. Empirically, the book examines the most important information-age trade issues.
About the speakers
Professor JP Singh
Associate Professor, Georgetown University and Editor of the Wiley-Blackwell journal Review of Policy Research
JP Singh is Associate Professor at the graduate program in Communication, Culture and Technology at Georgetown University and Editor of the Wiley-Blackwell journal Review of Policy Research, the politics and policy of science and technology. He is the author of 'Negotiation and the Global Information Economy' (Cambridge 2008), 'Leapfrogging Development? The Political Economy of Telecommunications Restructuring' (1999), and co-editor of 'Information Technologies and Global Politics' (with James N. Rosenau, 2002).
Friday 8 May 2009 16:00 - 17:30
JP Singh discusses the role played by diplomacy and negotiations in economic globalization, exploring the possibilities for transformational problem-solving through multilateral diplomacy.
18 February 2009 Oxford Internet Institute
The OII, the Policy Studies Organization (PSO), and BEPress announce 'Policy and Internet', the first major peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary journal investigating the implications of the Internet and associated technologies for public policy
This event was organised in collaboration with the Journal Policy and Internet.