The Governance of Digital Policies

Towards a New Competence in the European Union

  • Mirela Mărcuţ

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Mirela Mărcuţ
    Pages 1-19
  3. Mirela Mărcuţ
    Pages 21-63
  4. Mirela Mărcuţ
    Pages 65-127
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 129-136

About this book


This book examines the efforts of the European Union, both past and ongoing, to harness the socio-economic potential of the internet in public policy-making. In order to achieve this, the author delves into the interactions between actors in the process of EU decision-making, using an outlook which focuses on how both multi-level and experimentalist governance can provide solutions for digital policy governance. The book also addresses the involvement of local and regional authorities in digital policy-making, both in how they endorse decisions made at the EU level, and in how they contribute directly to digital policy-making in their own localities.

Mirela Mărcuț is a researcher and Assistant Lecturer at the University of Oradea, Romania. Her main research interests include digital policies in the European Union, and she has published two previous books on the subject: The Socioeconomic Evolution of the European Union: Exploring the Electronic Frontier (2016) and Crystallizing the EU Digital Policy: Exploring the Digital Single Market (2017).


digital policies governance European Union European governance competence research and technological development policy information society open method of coordination Digital Single Market local and regional authorities actor preferences solutions for an improved governance mechanism historical outlook technology-related policies national vs European level evolving preferences and mechanisms decision-making systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Mirela Mărcuţ
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OradeaOradeaRomania

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