Introduction - technologies and European Integrations

Date

2021

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Volume Title

Publisher

Routledge

Type

Book chapter

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

This introductory chapter to the technology section provides an overview of complex relationships between technologies and European integrations. First, it highlights that in European integration literature the term ‘technology’ is often in multiple ways typically without explicit reflection on its meaning. While the term technology is frequently used in instrumental ways, this chapter emphasizes political, social, and cultural aspects of technology. Second, the chapter outlines three modes of European integration relevant for technology: first, ‘hidden integration’ of technology as infrastructure; second, integration outside the treaty framework, and, third, integration of technology policy within the EU. Finally, the chapter concludes with some questions for future research on mutual shaping of technologies and European integrations.

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Keywords

Technology, European Union, European Integration, Infrastructure, European History

Citation

Ulnicane, I. (2021) Introduction - technologies and European Integrations. In: Hoerber, T, Cabras, I. and Weber, G. (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of European Integrations, Abingdon: Routledge, pp.199-207.

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Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)