The European Union and the Technology Shift

Author(s): Antonina Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, Karin Leijon, Anna Michalski and Lars Oxelheim
Year: 2021Pages: 264Publisher: Palgrave MacmillanCity: Cham, CH
ISBN: 978-3-030-63672-2

This book explores the multiple challenges that the global technology shift is posing to the EU. It raises the question of how European societies will mobilize the positive effects of the rapid technological advancement in digitalization, robotization, and artificial intelligence, while mitigating the negative consequences in terms of job losses, cybercrime, and social and political polarization. 

From the vantage point of experts from economics, law, and political science, this book provides insights into the role that the EU is and ought to be playing in regulating global platform companies, addressing taxation in the digital economy, mitigating job displacements on the labour market, and tackling ethical concerns of artificial intelligence and the prospect of digital democracy. All chapters are based on up-to-date research findings, succinct assessment of the current state of affairs and ongoing debates. They conclude with policy recommendations for policy makers on European and national levels.

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Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, Antonina, Karin Leijon, Anna Michalski and Lars Oxelheim, eds. (2021), The European Union and the Technology Shift. Cham, CH: Palgrave Macmillan.

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