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

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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: Demisting the debate
EditorsMark Harwood, Stefano Moncada, Roderick Pace
Place of PublicationMalta
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book