Towards a ‘Cyber Maastricht’: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

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Abstract

This chapter evaluates the EU’s cybersecurity policy from four perspectives – neofunctionalism, liberal intergovernmentalism, post-functionalism, and the imperial paradigm. A search for a theory-based framework is performed to ensure that the analysis in this chapter is completed within a set of boundaries, and does not stray into speculation about the EU’s prospective strategic steps. Using this contribution’s findings and elaborations, a proposal on the policy-associated model is made. Having observed the empirical data, while analytically reflecting on actuality, it can be argued that a ‘Cyber Maastricht’ is long overdue.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Future of the European Union
Subtitle of host publication Demisting the debate
EditorsMark Harwood, Stefano Moncada, Roderick Pace
Place of PublicationMalta
PublisherUniversity of Malta
Pages186-210
ISBN (Print)978-9918-21-032-9
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book