Broadband and Content Regulation: New Media, New Standards     Print Email
Tuesday, 24 April 2007

As technological advances have created increased bandwidth, next-generation systems and higher levels of user control and participation, the rapid development of communications systems and markets cannot be ignored. In this context, The European Institute convened a special discussion with Ed Richards, Chief Executive Officer of Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries and David Hendon, Director of Business Relations in the Enterprise and Business Group at the British Department of Trade and Industry. The meeting was chaired by Michael Kennedy, Senior Vice President and Director of Global Government Relations at Motorola, Inc.

 
  • How Automation Shapes the Labor Market AND Political Preferences

    By Thomas Kurer, University of Zurich and Bruno Palier, Sciences Po, Paris

    We do not believe that Brexit, Trump, or the alarming success of radical right parties in almost all European countries should be interpreted as mere “electoral accidents.” Instead, we suggest that the current destructuring of political systems is connected to the profound transformation of labor markets in times of automation. Our core argument is that the specific effects of current technological innovations are key to understanding their political implications.

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UMD Jean Monnet Research Project

The University of Maryland has received a Jean Monnet grant from the EU to conduct a series of policy exchanges between Europe and the US on filling infrastructure needs and the utility of public/private partnerships as the financing mechanism. If interested in participating in or receiving more information about these exchanges, please contact Rye McKenzie (rmckenzi@umd.edu).

New from the Bertelsmann Foundation

The Bertelsmann Foundation is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC with a transatlantic perspective on global challenges.

"Edge of a Precipice" by Nathan Crist

"Newpolitik" by Emily Hruban

 

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