To: ES readers’ attention: an invitation from co-author Jeremy Shtern, email, Fri, 26 Nov 2010

Re: Joint book launch

Raboy, Marc and Jeremy Shtern. (2010). Media Divides: Communication Rights and the Right to Communicate in Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Raboy, Marc, Normand Landry and Jeremy Shtern. (2010- October). Digital Solidarities, Communication Policy and Multi-stakeholder Global Governance. New York: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers.

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Dear colleagues,

We are proud to announce the publication of our new book: Digital Solidarities, Communication Policy and Multi-stakeholder Global Governance:
The Legacy of the World Summit on the Information Society.

Digital Solidarities (New York: Peter Lang, 2010) is written by Marc Raboy, Normand Landry and Jeremy Shtern. The book examines the actors, structures and themes that shaped the 2003-2005 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), with a particular focus on the role played by civil society. The book investigates how civil society self-organization has continued post-WSIS through the formation of the UN-sponsored Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and other policymaking venues, and reflects on what the WSIS experience reveals about the challenges and opportunities embedded in the notion of multi-stakeholder governance and its implications for understanding global communication.

The book can be purchased on Amazon or directly from the publisher:
http://www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp=produkt&pk=54123&cid=537

You can also access a free read-only copy of the entire book here:
http://media.mcgill.ca/files/DigitalSolidarities.pdf

For anyone in the Montréal area, Media@McGill ( http://www.media.mcgill.ca ) is organizing a book launch to celebrate two releases –  Digital Solidarities and Media Divides: Communication Rights and the Right to Communicate in Canada (by Marc Raboy and Jeremy Shtern, with William J. McIver Jr., Laura J. Murray, Sean O Siochru, and Leslie Regan Shade. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010).

The book launch will be held on Thursday, 2 December, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Room W220, in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies,  University, Arts Building, 853 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal (see
http://media.mcgill.ca/en/double_book_launch for map and more info).

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