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Title: EU regulations on telecommunications: The role of subsidiarity and mediation
Authors: Tsatsou, Panayiota
First Published: Jan-2011
Publisher: University of Illinois at Chicago Library
Citation: First Monday, 2011, 16 (1)
Abstract: This article provides a critical examination of telecommunications regulation in the EU and argues for the need for change along the lines of subsidiarity and mediation. This discussion is particularly timely, as the European Commission is working on a new telecommunications regulatory framework, with the lessons and failures of the past appearing more critical than ever. In this context, this paper points to the debate between national heterogeneity and shared vision in the European Information Society and proposes a shift of the culture and procedures dominating formal EU regulation. It brings to the fore the potential for tensions between national particularities and EU regulation. These tensions will be resolved by applying subsidiarity along with existing regulatory tools and mediation via the enforcement of mediating networks and the establishment of institutions that increase accountability of EU regulations on telecommunications.
ISSN: 1396-0466
eISSN: 1396-0466
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright the author 2011. Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website.
Appears in Collections:Reports, Dept. of Media and Communication

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