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Information Society Strategies in the European Context: The Case of Greece

Iosifidis, P. & Leandros, N. (2003). Information Society Strategies in the European Context: The Case of Greece. Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 3(2), pp. 67-96. doi: 10.1080/713999350


This article sets out to analyze the policies adopted by the Greek government in its effort to accelerate the pace of reform towards a knowledge-based economy. These policies have to take into account the position that the country occupies within the emerging information society and, of course, the opportunities created by EU initiatives that aim to promote economic competitiveness and reduce regional disparities. Within this framework Greek policy makers have recognized the need for a coordinated, coherent and integrated approach, which attempts to diminish inequalities both within the country and with respect to other European Union economies. What emerges as a distinctive feature of the Greek information society strategy is the emphasis placed on the pivotal role of the state and the adoption of active interventionist policies.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: information society, digital divide, eEurope, social cohesion, competitiveness, Greek information strategies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: School of Policy & Global Affairs > Sociology & Criminology
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