This book provides an up-to-date account and analysis of the development of the European Union's regulatory framework for telecommunications in a globalising world. A key feature is its treatment of the EU's regulatory policy response to technological convergence in the information and communications sector, through its new Electronic Communications Regulatory Framework. The book explores in detail the dynamics of the complex relationship between technological and globalisation pressures, economic interests, and European and national policy responses. The authors also examine the achievements and limitations of over twenty years of EU efforts to liberalise markets and to harmonise regulation.
"'For policy analysts, the transformation of European public policies since the nineties has become an exceptionally challenging process in which actors and institutions operate at multiple levels combining old and new loyalties, playing traditional and innovative political games. This is an excellent book that introduces the reader to these complexities taking into account recent academic debates about policy making in Europe, and analyses the configuration of a telecommunications regulatory regime in Europe at different levels. The book reviews the recent policy changes towards the opening of telecommunications markets in Europe, considering different analytical perspectives. Globalization and domestic pressures are both regarded as relevant factors impacting on European arenas, and Europeanization processes are carefully examined in detail within these contexts. In sum, for all those who aim to understand recent developments in European telecommunications policy, this book will make for necessary reading.' - Jacint Jordana, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain"
|Introduction : the analytical framework||p. 1|
|Globalisation and the competition state||p. 21|
|Liberalisation and Europeanisation of telecommunications - the emergence of an EU policy framework||p. 42|
|The transposition and implementation of the EU's 1998 regulatory framework||p. 66|
|A new EU regulatory package for converging electronic communications networks and services||p. 93|
|Regulation of communications content and the EU's electronic communications regulatory framework||p. 123|
|The changing global governance of telecommunications and the EU||p. 143|
|Conclusions - globalisation, convergence and European telecommunications regulation||p. 171|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: January 2005
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6