Governance Theory and Practice: The Case of Europe

Rainey, Stephen (2013) Governance Theory and Practice: The Case of Europe. In: Doridot, Fernand and Duquenoy, Penny and Goujon, Philippe and Kurt, Aygen and Lavelle, Sylvain and Patrignani, Norberto and Rainey, Stephen and Santuccio, Alessia, (eds.) Ethical Governance of Emerging Technologies Development. Information Science Reference, Hershey, PA, pp. 187-203. ISBN 97814666-3670

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-3670-5.ch012

Abstract

European political life involves a productive tension between liberalist and communitarian tendencies. This ‘Libero-Communitarianism’ in the EU is the backdrop to various governance policies and potentials. This chapter develops a broad analysis of the governance setting in Europe and draws out some key areas of potential problems. This is based in the Ethical Governance of Emerging Technologies (EGAIS) project findings, and mirrors some of the issues flagged as ethically important in the field of emerging technologies. That such issues permeate European research and approaches to governance is testimony to their centrality and to the influence of Libero-Communitarian interactions.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 303 Social processes
300 Social sciences > 321 Systems of governments & states
300 Social sciences > 337 International economics
School/Department: School of Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: Jonathan Lucas
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2013 15:43
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2013 12:30
URI: http://research.stmarys.ac.uk/id/eprint/398

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