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Competition and digital divide in the European information society


  • Igor Basanskyi

Summary, in Swedish

The purpose of this master thesis is to show what is the impact of the competition and the need for competitiveness on the development of the European Information Society and how mentioned concepts influences the digital divide. Author argues that the competition is the driving force behind the development of the information society in the EU. For that content analysis is used to the EU policy documents to show what discourse is created by the EU officials in these documents. Literature interpretation is used to show the indirect impact of competition on digital divide. Interviews conducted with the officials in Brussels are used as the evidence while making conclusions. Such relevant concepts for the information society as competition, digital divide, Internet and decision making process are analyzed.


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Document type

Student publication for Master's degree (two years)


  • Social Sciences


  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)
  • Digital divide
  • information society
  • European Commission
  • European Union
  • competition


  • Tomas Sniegon