Digital/sovereignty and European security integration: an introduction

Bellanova, Rocco, Farrand Carrapico, Helena and Duez, Denis (2022) Digital/sovereignty and European security integration: an introduction. European Security, 31 (3). pp. 337-355. ISSN 0966-2839

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The notion of digital sovereignty, also often referred to as technological sovereignty, has been gaining momentum in the European Union’s (EU) political and policy discourses over recent years. Digital sovereignty has come to supplement an already substantial engagement of the EU with the digital across various security policy domains. The goal of this article and of the overall Special Issue is to explore how the discourse and practices of digital sovereignty redefine European security integration. Our core argument is that digital sovereignty has both direct and indirect implications for European security as the EU attempts to develop and control digital infrastructures (sovereignty over the digital), as well as the use of digital tools for European security governance (sovereignty through the digital). It is thus essential to further explore digital sovereignty both in terms of European policies and of a re-articulation of sovereign power and digital technologies – what we suggest calling digital/sovereignty.

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Additional Information: Funding information: The research study of Rocco Bellanova and Denis Duez’ was funded by the Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles in the framework of the preparation of the Centre of Excellence Jean Monnet EUNMUTE, to be funded by the European Union under the Erasmus+Programme [620597-EPP-1-2020-1-UK-EPPJMO-CHAIR]. The research study of Helena Carrapico was co-funded by Northumbria University and the European Union under the Erasmus+Programme [Jean Monnet Chair Grant Agreement No 824135].
Uncontrolled Keywords: infrastructure, Sovereign Power, Digital sovereignty, European security integration, technology
Subjects: G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
L300 Sociology
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2022 14:57
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 15:00

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