European Union cyber security as an emerging research and policy field

Helena Carrapico*, Andre Barrinha

*Corresponding author for this work

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The aim of this special section is to draw the readers' attention to what is an emerging policy field, to call for further research to be conducted on its multiple dimensions, and to encourage the expansion of the existing body of literature. Although cyber security has now become part of our daily lives and concerns, European Studies as a discipline is yet to fully embrace the area as a subject of in-depth research. The four articles in this special section are intended to contribute to filling this gap, by interrogating what kind of actor the EU is in cyber security and what forms of governance it employs in this area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-303
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Politics and Society
Issue number3
Early online date1 Feb 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018

Bibliographical note

© 2018 Informa UK Limited, publishing as Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in European Politics and Society on 1/2/18, available online:


  • cyber security
  • emerging policy
  • European union
  • informal governance


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