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The Socioeconomic Evolution of the European Union

Exploring the Electronic Frontier

Authors: Mărcuț, Mirela

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  • Explores the role of territory in the creation, maintenance and extension of the virtual space from a social and economic point of view
  • Examines the electronic frontier at a theoretical level using the European Union as a case study
  • Analyzes the evolution of the electronic frontier at a European level
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This volume explores the role of territory in the creation, maintenance and extension of a new type of frontier, the electronic frontier, from a social and economic point of view. It  departs from the earlier concepts of borders – state, social, economic, ethnic, religious, etc. – to investigate the fluidity of borders and their shift towards an axis-based paradigm within the free-movement European Union. Specifically, the authors will examine a) the metamorphoses of frontiers between the real and the virtual, b) the importance of space (territory) in the new information society and the Digital Single Market and c) the evolution of electronic frontiers in relation to globalization and the network society.

What happens when the Internet collides with new social and economic borders? In the past borders have been perceived from only a national state point of view. Now new types of borders or frontiers, such as social, economic, ethnic, religious frontiers, can be discussed. The electronic frontier is the result of a socio-economic analysis of the relationship between the Internet and new frontiers in society and the economy.  The European space best represents the fluidity of borders and frontiers within this transformation. Thus, the European Union is the best space to perform research on the electronic frontiers. Borders are permeable or impermeable, agents of inclusiveness or of exclusion. The relations between the real space and the virtual space, but also the influence of the Internet on society, lead us to two other important concepts for our research, namely digital divide and digital inclusion, which define connections or barriers even within the virtual space.

This book attempts to answer questions such as:

  • What types of borders have information and communication technologies created in Europe?
  • Which is the foundation of these new frontiers?
  • How does the network society function in Europe and which type of frontier prevails?
This title aims to fill the gap in the literature in the relationship between frontiers and information and communication technologies. 

About the authors

Mirela Mărcuț has a PhD in International Relations and European Studies from “Babeș-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca and is currently a PhD Assistant at the University of Oradea. In 2015, she defended her doctoral thesis on electronic frontiers in the European Union. Her main research interests include border studies, the relation between the Internet and politics, society and economy, as well as cyber politics and security.

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Table of contents (4 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Socioeconomic Evolution of the European Union
Book Subtitle
Exploring the Electronic Frontier
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Economics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40304-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40304-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-40303-8
Series ISSN
2191-5504
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 128
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