The diffusion of the internet to israel: The first 10 years

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Abstract

This article portrays the first decade of Internet connectivity in Israel. It focuses on the technology of the Internet, i.e. on the cables and wires that carry the Internet around the world, and on the bureaucratic processes that are called into play as the Internet reaches a new country. While the Internet appears to be a supranational technology, its institutionalization in Israel ? and indeed throughout the world ? can be seen to have been heavily dependent on state-level machinations, thereby inviting a somewhat more Westphalian approach than might be considered appropriate when dealing with such a global phenomenon as the Internet.

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  • Diffusion
  • Globalization
  • Internet
  • Israel
  • Science and technology studies

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  • Nicholas A. John

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