The Origins of International Agreements and Global Media: The Post, The Telegraph, and Wireless Communication Before World War I

Ted Magder

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policy
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781405198714
StatePublished - Apr 19 2011


  • Contested concepts - An emerging field
  • Effort to overhaul patchwork system - 15 countries meeting in Paris in 1863
  • Legitimacy of modern state, expressed - capacity to enter into international agreements
  • Mail crossing a frontier - classified and weighed
  • Movement of mail, three stages - collection, transportation and delivery to its final destination
  • Origins of international agreements and global media - post, telegraph and wireless communication
  • Telegraph, multilateral and regional agreements - managing cross-border transmission
  • The Post, organized movement of messages - as old as coordinated practice of politics and empire
  • Universal Postal Union (UPU) - an open union
  • Wireless, cable's monopoly - On fast-Long-Distance communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences

Cite this