Governing European communications: from unification to co-ordination

Michalis, M. 2007. Governing European communications: from unification to co-ordination. Lanham, USA Lexington.

TitleGoverning European communications: from unification to co-ordination
AuthorsMichalis, M.
Abstract

This book relies extensively on primary sources to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the emergence, dynamics and evolution of European-level communications governance in the post-war era (late > 1940s-early 2007). The focus is on telecommunications and television > policies and regulation, and their technological convergence.

Concentrating on the European Union, the book embeds governance within the wider context of globalization and the restructuring of the national state. It demonstrates that the main contestation in European governance has been its character rather than its level (Europe v national states). The analysis covers both formal and the increasingly important informal governance modes, such as non-binding recommendations, benchmarks, and transnational regulatory committees. It assesses their effectiveness, and their potential to harmonize regulation and promote legitimacy. The study points to the fundamental asymmetry of European governance: priority lies in economic and competitiveness considerations pursued on the basis of strong legal governance instruments while non-economic and public service objectives are pursued on the basis of voluntary governance tools and within politically weaker European organizations. The newer forms of informal governance that facilitate policy coordination through overlapping networks of experts, it is argued, deepen the crisis of legitimation

Year2007
PublisherLexington
Publication dates
Published2007
Place of publicationLanham, USA
ISBN9780739117354

Related outputs

Community Networks and Sustainability: a Survey of Perceptions, Practices, and Proposed Solutions
Micholia, P., Karaliopoulos, M., Koutsopoulos, I., Navarro, L., Baig, R., Boucas, Dimitris, Michalis, M. and Antoniadis, P. 2018. Community Networks and Sustainability: a Survey of Perceptions, Practices, and Proposed Solutions. IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials.

Radio Spectrum Battles: Television Broadcast vs Wireless Broadband and the Future of PSB
Michalis, M. 2016. Radio Spectrum Battles: Television Broadcast vs Wireless Broadband and the Future of PSB. International Journal of Digital Television. 7 (3), pp. 347-362.

The relation between content providers and distributors: Lessons from the regulation of television distribution in the United Kingdom
Michalis, M. and Smith, P. 2016. The relation between content providers and distributors: Lessons from the regulation of television distribution in the United Kingdom. Telematics and Informatics. 33 (2), pp. 665-673.

Focal points of European media policy from inception till present: plus ça change?
Michalis, M. 2014. Focal points of European media policy from inception till present: plus ça change? in: Donders, K., Pauwels, C. and Loisen, J. (ed.) The Palgrave handbook of European media policy Basingstoke and New York Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 128-142

Thirty years of private television in Europe: trends and key moments
Michalis, M. 2013. Thirty years of private television in Europe: trends and key moments. in: Donders, K., Pauwels, C. and Loisen, J. (ed.) Private television in Western Europe: content, markets, policies Basingstoke and New York Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 37-55

Balancing public and private interests in online media: the case of BBC Digital Curriculum
Michalis, M. 2012. Balancing public and private interests in online media: the case of BBC Digital Curriculum. Media, Culture & Society. 34 (8), pp. 944-960.

Assessing the British Public Value Test: benefits, limitations and challenges ahead
Michalis, M. 2012. Assessing the British Public Value Test: benefits, limitations and challenges ahead. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics. 8 (1), pp. 13-30.

La política europea de comunicación y su impacto en los medios radiodifusión (“European media policy and its impact on broadcast media”)
Michalis, M. 2011. La política europea de comunicación y su impacto en los medios radiodifusión (“European media policy and its impact on broadcast media”). in: Campos Freire, F. (ed.) El nuevo escenario mediático Seville Comunicación Social. pp. 29-47

Introduction: whither the public interest in the new political economy?
Michalis, M. and Barnett, S. 2010. Introduction: whither the public interest in the new political economy? Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture. 1 (2), pp. 167-170.

Is the public interest under threat? Public service broadcasting, market failure and new technologies: the view from the European Union
Michalis, M. 2010. Is the public interest under threat? Public service broadcasting, market failure and new technologies: the view from the European Union. Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture. 1 (2), pp. 185-202.

EU broadcasting governance and public service broadcasting: between a rock and a hard place
Michalis, M. 2010. EU broadcasting governance and public service broadcasting: between a rock and a hard place. in: Iosifides, P. (ed.) Reinventing public service communication: European broadcasters and beyond Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 36-48

Regulation of internet telephony in the United States and the European Union
Michalis, M. 2004. Regulation of internet telephony in the United States and the European Union. Computer and Telecommunications Law Review. 10 (6), pp. 142-152.

Institutional arrangements of regional regulatory regimes: telecommunications regulation in the European Union and the limits to policy convergence
Michalis, M. 2004. Institutional arrangements of regional regulatory regimes: telecommunications regulation in the European Union and the limits to policy convergence. in: Bohlin, E., Levin, S.L., Sung, N. and Yoon, C.H. (ed.) Global economy and digital society London, UK Elsevier. pp. 285-300

The internet: a challenge to public service broadcasting?
Hills, J. and Michalis, M. 2003. The internet: a challenge to public service broadcasting? in: Miller, T. (ed.) Television: critical concepts in media and cultural studies Routledge.

The debate over universal service in the European Union: plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
Michalis, M. 2002. The debate over universal service in the European Union: plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Convergence: the journal of research into new media technologies. 8 (2), pp. 80-98.

Broadband communications in the European Union: myths and realities
Michalis, M. 2002. Broadband communications in the European Union: myths and realities. in: Columbus, F. (ed.) European economic and political issues New York, USA Nova Science Publishers.

Local competition and the role of regulation: the EU debate and Britain's experience
Michalis, M. 2001. Local competition and the role of regulation: the EU debate and Britain's experience. Telecommunications Policy. 25 (10-11), pp. 759-779.

Local access competition and local loop unbundling
Michalis, M. and Ruhle, E.O. 2001. Local access competition and local loop unbundling. Multimedia und Recht. 4 (1), pp. 23-32.

Creative destruction in European internet industries and policies
Hills, J. and Michalis, M. 2001. Creative destruction in European internet industries and policies. in: McKnight, L.W., Vaaler, P.M. and Katz, R.L. (ed.) Creative destruction: business survival strategies in the global Internet economy Cambridge, USA MIT Press. pp. 73-94

The internet: a challenge to public service broadcasting?
Hills, J. and Michalis, M. 2000. The internet: a challenge to public service broadcasting? International Communication Gazette. 62 (6), pp. 477-493.

Restructuring regulation: technological convergence and European telecommunications and broadcasting markets
Hills, J. and Michalis, M. 2000. Restructuring regulation: technological convergence and European telecommunications and broadcasting markets. Review of International Political Economy. 7 (3), pp. 434-464.

Access issues: operational support systems and regulation
Michalis, M. 1999. Access issues: operational support systems and regulation. Telecommunications Policy. 23 (6), pp. 481-493.

European Union broadcasting and telecoms: towards a convergent regulatory regime?
Michalis, M. 1999. European Union broadcasting and telecoms: towards a convergent regulatory regime? European Journal of Communication. 14 (2), pp. 147-171.

Telecommunications in the Czech Republic: the privatisation of SPT Telecom
Michalis, M. and Takla, L. 1997. Telecommunications in the Czech Republic: the privatisation of SPT Telecom. in: Ryan, D.J. (ed.) Privatization and competition in telecommunications: international developments Westport, CT Praeger. pp. 89-102

Technological convergence: regulatory competition. The British case of digital television
Hills, J. and Michalis, M. 1997. Technological convergence: regulatory competition. The British case of digital television. Policy Studies. 18 (3-4), pp. 219-237.

Digital television and regulatory issues: the British case
Hills, J. and Michalis, M. 1997. Digital television and regulatory issues: the British case. Communications et Strategies. 27 (3), pp. 75-101.

Whither Greek telecommunications policy? Politics, the state and telecommunications policy in Greece
Michalis, M. 1994. Whither Greek telecommunications policy? Politics, the state and telecommunications policy in Greece. European Journal of Communication. 9 (4), pp. 441-459.

Permalink - https://westminsterresearch.westminster.ac.uk/item/91z3y/governing-european-communications-from-unification-to-co-ordination


Share this
Tweet
Email