EU communications policy has massively changed due to both global competition on the ICT market and technological developments that led to the emergence of Internet technology. This book analyzes the structural and procedural transformation processes inside the EU legislative processes and concludes that EU communications policy struggles to reflect today's internet-enabled communications reality. It provides insights in the institutional conditions that maintained specific patterns of EU communications policy since the beginning of telecommunications regulation and concludes with an outlook on the technological and regulatory challenges ahead.
Dr. Simon P. Rinas is a political science scholar with expertise in EU policy-making on digitalization and emerging technologies. He has gained experience in academia, think tanks and the private sector and has lately focused on digital sovereignty and tech geopolitics.
Introduction.- Institutionalism in the 21st Century.- EU communications policy in the era of telecommunications.- EU communications policy in the era of electronic communications.- The advent of internet communications in EU communications policy.- EU net neutrality rules: You can't have the cake and eat it, can you?.- Conclusion: Upcoming challenges for EU communications policy.