The Global Battle to Regulate Technology
The Brussels Effect offers a novel account of the EU by challenging the view that it is a declining world power. Anu Bradford explains how the EU exerts global influence through its ability to unilaterally regulate the global marketplace without t...
For many observers, the European Union is mired in a deep crisis. Between sluggish growth; political turmoil following a decade of austerity politics; Brexit; and the rise of Asian influence, the EU is seen as a declining power on the world stage....
Brad Smith, Vice Chair and President of Microsoft Anu Bradford provides a holistic and balanced view of the three competing regulatory systems at the intersection of technology and society. Digital Empires is a must read for anyone seeking to understand what's at stake in developing a practical regulatory framework that serves the needs of people everywhere.
Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel laureate 2001 in economics Anu Bradford's Digital Empires is an essential read for anyone who wants to understand the regulatory choices confronting governments that seek to reign in big tech. The US, China and Europe have chosen different paths, and Bradford carefully breaks down the legal and political contexts of each. Bradford's voice is clear and reasonable and this book is a tour de force.
Tim Wu, Special Assistant to President Biden for Technology and Competition Policy, 2021-2023 It is easy to forget that the future of the big tech is not just the question of what Europe, China or the U.S. will do, but how it all comes together. Anu Bradford offers the single best approach to understanding these interactions to make sense of an otherwise bewildering present and future.
Jack Goldsmith, Learned Hand Professor of Law, Harvard Law School This is the definitive account of the fierce and hugely important fight within and among "digital empires" - the United States, China, and the European Union - over the shape of our digital lives. Among its important conclusions are that the European rights-driven regulatory model, rather than the American market-driven model, is best poised to unite the democratic west and challenge China's growing control in the digital realm.
Pascal Lamy, Director general of the WTO, 2005-2013 Digital Empires is essential reading for all policymakers wanting to understand the drivers and implications of conflicts that threaten the global nature of the digital economy. Bradford offers a nuanced and highly compelling account of a digital world between decoupling and continuing globalization.
Ian Bremmer, President of the Eurasia Group and author of The Power of Crisis Digital Empires describes the coming race between the US, China, and the EU to impose their regulatory models and set the norms that govern the global digital order. The outcome of this struggle will shape the geopolitical map in unimaginable ways. A thoroughly researched, extremely readable, and perfectly timed work.
The New Yorker Comprehensive and insightful.
Financial Times Thoroughly researched.
Lola Montero Santos, PhD researcher at the European University Institute Digital Empires The Global Battle to Regulate Technology is Anu Bradford's latest insightful, thought-provoking, and nuanced critical analysis of the leading digital world-wide powers.
Anu Bradford is Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organizations at Columbia Law School. She is also a director for Columbia's European Legal Studies Center and a Senior Scholar at Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business at Columbia Business School. Bradford is the author of The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World (Oxford, 2020), which was named one of the Best Books of 2020 by Foreign Affairs.
Introduction PART I: DIGITAL EMPIRES Chapter 1: The American Market-Driven Regulatory Model Chapter 2: The Chinese State-Driven Regulatory Model Chapter 3: The European Rights-Driven Regulatory Model PART II: IMPERIAL RIVALRIES Chapter 4: Between Freedom and Control: Navigating Competing Regulatory Models Chapter 5: The Battle for Technological Supremacy: The US-China Tech War Chapter 6: When Rights, Markets, and Security Collide: The US-EU Regulatory Battles PART III: THE EXPANSION OF EMPIRES Chapter 7: The Waning Global Influence of American Techno-Libertarianism Chapter 8: Exporting China's Digital Authoritarianism through Infrastructure Chapter 9: Globalizing European Digital Rights through Regulatory Power Conclusion Notes Index