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 Edited by Sandra Braman and Paul T. Jaeger 

Information policy provides the context for, and thus affects, all communication, interactions, and social processes. The parametric functions of information policy at the boundaries of social, knowledge, and technological systems undergoing change are particularly significant during this period of transformations in law-state-society relations.   

The MIT Press Information Policy Book Series will advance scholarly discussion about and offer ideas for addressing significant information policy problems.

 The Series broadly defines information policy as all laws, regulations, policies and decision-making principles that affect any form of information creation, processing, flows, access, and use. It encompasses not only the formal decisions, decision-making processes, and entities of government, but also the formal and informal decisions, decision-making processes, and entities of private and public sector agents capable of constitutive effects on the nature of society as well as the cultural habits and predispositions of governmentality that support and sustain government and governance. Information policy as defined in this way provides an umbrella for analyses of those decisions and practices that enable or restrict information, communication, and culture – and, conversely, the ways in which decisions and practices involving information, communication, and culture shape society itself.

 The Series is intensely interdisciplinary and invites manuscripts from scholars in any field with an interest in the making, implementation, and effects of decision-making about information policy.

 For information on the submission of proposals and manuscripts, please contact the series editors or the publisher.

 Sandra Braman, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Paul T. Jaeger, University of Maryland Marguerite Avery, MIT Press Acquisitions


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