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Competition and digital divide in the European information society

Basanskyi, Igor LU (2012) EUHR18 20121
European Studies
Abstract (Swedish)
The purpose of this master thesis is to show what is the impact of the competition and the need for competitiveness on the development of the European Information Society and how mentioned concepts influences the digital divide. Author argues that the competition is the driving force behind the development of the information society in the EU. For that content analysis is used to the EU policy documents to show what discourse is created by the EU officials in these documents. Literature interpretation is used to show the indirect impact of competition on digital divide. Interviews conducted with the officials in Brussels are used as the evidence while making conclusions. Such relevant concepts for the information society as competition,... (More)
The purpose of this master thesis is to show what is the impact of the competition and the need for competitiveness on the development of the European Information Society and how mentioned concepts influences the digital divide. Author argues that the competition is the driving force behind the development of the information society in the EU. For that content analysis is used to the EU policy documents to show what discourse is created by the EU officials in these documents. Literature interpretation is used to show the indirect impact of competition on digital divide. Interviews conducted with the officials in Brussels are used as the evidence while making conclusions. Such relevant concepts for the information society as competition, digital divide, Internet and decision making process are analyzed. (Less)
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author
Basanskyi, Igor LU
supervisor
organization
course
EUHR18 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), Digital divide, information society, European Commission, European Union, competition
language
English
id
3052888
date added to LUP
2012-09-17 10:28:07
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2015-12-14 13:23:23
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this master thesis is to show what is the impact of the competition and the need for competitiveness on the development of the European Information Society and how mentioned concepts influences the digital divide. Author argues that the competition is the driving force behind the development of the information society in the EU. For that content analysis is used to the EU policy documents to show what discourse is created by the EU officials in these documents. Literature interpretation is used to show the indirect impact of competition on digital divide. Interviews conducted with the officials in Brussels are used as the evidence while making conclusions. Such relevant concepts for the information society as competition, digital divide, Internet and decision making process are analyzed.},
  author       = {Basanskyi, Igor},
  keyword      = {Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs),Digital divide,information society,European Commission,European Union,competition},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Competition and digital divide in the European information society},
  year         = {2012},
}