What is the recipe for good information policy? Hosman and Howard address this in an emerging economy context through case studies of six states that arose following the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia. These new nations pursued differing information policy paths that led to diverse outcomes. The authors find, in general, conventional positive outcomes supporting policies for privatization, liberalization, and competition; but at the same time discover many counter-intuitive outcomes based on each country’s unique circumstances. General rules are good, but in specific cases alternative paths can also lead to success.
Hosman, Laura and Philip N. Howard, “Telecom Policy Across the Former Yugoslavia: Incentives, Challenges, and Lessons Learned.” Journal of Information Policy 4, (2014): 67-104.