nep-ict New Economics Papers
on Information and Communication Technologies
Issue of 2011‒10‒01
three papers chosen by
Walter Frisch
University Vienna

  1. Internet Law in the Era of Transnational Law By Oreste Pollicino and Marco Bassini
  2. Perpetuating gender stereotypes via the internet? an analysis of the women’s presence in Spanish online newspapers By Mateos de Cabo, Ruth; Gimeno, Ricardo; Martínez, Miryam; López, Luis
  3. Internet, IT-boomen och reklambranschen under andra hälften av nittiotalet - Transkript av ett vittnesseminarium på ABF-huset i Stockholm den 17 februari 2010. By Sjöblom (red.), Gustav; Axelsson (red.), Ann-Sofie; Broberg (red.), Oskar

  1. By: Oreste Pollicino and Marco Bassini
    Abstract: Since its birth, the Internet has usually been considered as a threat to the traditional conception of sovereignty as power of a state to regulate the interactions taking place within its territory. The extraterritorial nature of the Internet has definitely contributed to the globalization of legal orders, by requiring them to develop a shared framework to address the problems arising from the relationships occurring on the Internet across various states. In the era of transnationalism, just some of the areas of law have been affected by the adoption of common legal standards, while others, closer to the national identity's heart, kept themselves aside from this process. Thus, almost paradoxically, the law of the Internet demonstrates that the advent of the era of transnationalism does not imply the end of the role of national law, but only implies it has to be rethought in the broader context of globalization of legal systems.
    Keywords: Internet; globalization; sovereignty
    Date: 2011–01–15
  2. By: Mateos de Cabo, Ruth; Gimeno, Ricardo; Martínez, Miryam; López, Luis
    Abstract: In the present research we investigate possible predictors of the presence of women in Spanish online newspapers using an automatic content analysis over a three-month period. Results of the analysis reveal that Spanish online newspapers continue depicting women in a stereotyped manner. Women are still linked to traditionally ‘female’ sections, and they appear more frequently in news considered less important in terms of extension and publication day. The gender of the reporter also matters since female journalists tend to include more women in the news they report than their male peers.
    Keywords: newspapers; gender representation; stereotypes; Internet; content analysis
    JEL: L82 L86 J16
    Date: 2011
  3. By: Sjöblom (red.), Gustav (Chalmers); Axelsson (red.), Ann-Sofie (Chalmers); Broberg (red.), Oskar (Department of Economic History, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)
    Abstract: This publication is a commented transcript of a witness seminar in February 2010 within the research project ”The Swedish digital wonder in the advertising industry”. The purpose of the seminar, which was open to the public, was to document the shifting boundaries between the advertising, media, and information technology industries in the wake of the breakthrough of the Internet from the mid-1990s. We invited six persons, who at that time were centrally placed in these industries, to share their reminiscences and comment on testimonies of the other participants. The seminar was moderated by two researchers in the project. The transcript has been edited prudently in order to improve the readability while preserving the colloquial character. We have moreover provided the transcript with explanatory footnotes and a short introduction. The purpose of publishing the transcript in this series is twofold: to create an oral history source and make it accessible, but also to introduce the witness seminar as an historical documentation method in economic history and business history.<p>
    Keywords: advertising; economic history; information technology; internet; media; methodology; oral history; witness seminars
    JEL: L22 L26 L82 L86 M13 M37 N01 N74 O33
    Date: 2011–09–23

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