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EU Foreign policy and Russian cybercrime : comparing the cyberspace governance systems of the EU and Russia

Sennekamp, S. (2013) EU Foreign policy and Russian cybercrime : comparing the cyberspace governance systems of the EU and Russia.

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Abstract:This paper discusses Russian cybercrime and cyberspace governance systems in the European Union and in Russia. In this context, the main research question deals with the difference between the EU and the Russian cyberspace governance systems. Previous research rarely incorporates the issue of cybercrime into the framework of international relations and often lacks the explicit distinction between cybercrime and cyberwarfare as two separate issues. This paper approaches the research question by comparatively analyzing the European and the Russian cyberspace governance systems in terms of criminalization, investigation and prosecution, and international cooperation in order to assess the differences therein. This is done by evaluating the European and the Russian systems regarding institutional and legal arrangements, national and sub-national differences, as well as international cooperation. Subsequently the findings are related to the theories of liberalism and pragmatic liberalism. The paper finally answers the research question and identifies resulting problems for the construction of a potential future cybercrime agreement between the EU and Russia so as to show implications and recommendations for respective future EU policies as well as to give suggestions for further research.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:European Studies BSc (56627)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/63304
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