Patriot games: the regulation of online gambling in the European Union

The recent economic crisis has brought into focus how even open and highly interdependent economies in the European Union try to govern their economies according to territorially defined interests. The aim of this article is to examine an area, online gambling, with the technological and legal conditions that challenge approaches that favour economic patriotism. The article compares two cases, the United Kingdom and Italy, that represent two different models of economic governance to argue that they are similar in which interests they seek to protect and at which level.

Source: Laffey, D., Sala, V. D., & Laffey, K. (2015). Patriot games: the regulation of online gambling in the European Union. Journal of European Public Policy, 0(0), 1–17. http://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2015.1105281

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