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Shaping the global communications milieu: The EU’s influence on Internet and telecommunications governance

Christou, G and Simpson, S 2014, 'Shaping the global communications milieu: The EU’s influence on Internet and telecommunications governance' , Comparative European Politics, 12 (1) , pp. 54-75.

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Abstract

This article evaluates the European Union’s (EU) influence in shaping the global governance for telecommunications and the Internet. Through analysing EU behaviour within an actorness framework, we demonstrate how the external opportunity structure and the EU’s internal environment has impacted on its ability to exert and maximize its presence in order to meet its goals and aims in these two very different sub-sectors of global communications in terms of evolution and development. Such a comparison of EU actorness, we argue, is revealing in terms of uncovering the underlying factors and conditions that allow the EU to influence two important and dynamic communications sub-sectors.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Comparative European Politics
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1472-4790
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Prof Seamus Simpson
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 18:19
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 01:01
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/33565

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