ICT policy as a governance domain: the case of Greece and the European Commission

Chini, Ioanna (2008) ICT policy as a governance domain: the case of Greece and the European Commission. In: Avgerou, Chrisanthi, Smith, Matthew L and ven der Besselaar, Peter (eds.) Social Dimensions of Information and Communication Technology Policy: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Human Choice and Computers (HCC8), IFIP TC 9, Pretoria, South Africa, 25-26 September 2008. IFIB International Federation for Information Processing, 282 . Springer, Boston, pp. 45-62. ISBN 9780387848211

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Abstract

This chapter explores ICT policy as a domain that emerges out of the interplay of national and supra-national efforts. Against this backdrop, the chapter investigates the case study of Greek ICT policy, under the important influences of the European Commission. Foucault's concept of governmentality is constructively used as a theoretical lens to inform the analysis of the empirical data. I argue that ICT policy in Greece has been constituted as a governable domain. An array of techniques which embody the rationale of the Commission's outlook of ICT policy is traditionally viewed as the product of rational deliberation of a country.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: ICT policy; Greece; European Commission; governmentality
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0701 Social systems
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0826 Social institutions
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN0030 European Union. European Community. European communities
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN5001 Greece
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T0173.2 Technological change
Depositing User: Ioanna Chini
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2012 09:51
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2012 16:32
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39501

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