Connecting Europe

Politics of Information Society in the EU and Turkey


During the 1990s, in parallel with new media-related initiatives in the US and the Asia-Pacific region, the EU launched its own information society policies in an effort to become, "the most competitive knowledge-based economy in the world by 2010." In addition to full members, the task of achieving a "European Information Society for all" was also expected of candidate countries, including Turkey.

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About the Author

Miyase Christensen

Miyase Christensen (Ph.D. the University of Texas at Austin) is Professor of Media and Communication Studies at Stockholm University and Affiliated Professor at the Department of Philosophy and History of Technology, Science and Environment, the R... Read more


Christensen, M. (2009). Connecting Europe: Politics of Information Society in the EU and Turkey. Istanbul: Istanbul Bilgi University Press.