Policy Briefs

Policy briefs are a key tool to present research and recommendations to a non-specialized audience. They serve as a vehicle for providing evidence-based policy advice to help readers make informed decisions.
This section includes concise summaries of a particular issue, the policy options to deal with it, and some recommendations on the best option. It is aimed at government policymakers, researchers, and representatives of stakeholders.

Additional contributions are available on the French version of this page.

20 November 2023

[POLICY BRIEF] Autonomous Systems of Normative Control in Military Applications of AI, by Johannes THUMFART

This policy brief addresses military applications of AI in the sense of partially autonomous lethal weapon systems (PALWS) and logistical […]
15 June 2023

[POLICY BRIEF] Digital Commons as Alternative Systems of Value, by Louise Frion

Digital technology has become an integral part of our society, influencing the way we interact and the relationships we form. […]
20 May 2022

[POLICY BRIEF] Technochauvinism, by Jennifer COBBE

The term “technochauvinism” describes ways of thinking about digital technologies which involve beliefs that they are the solution to a […]
13 April 2021

[POLICY BRIEF] Digital Media and Populism by Caterina FROIO and Anna BREHM

Discrediting the quality press is a common tactic of populist actors around the world. Through accusations of fake news and […]
8 April 2021

[POLICY BRIEF] Gatekeepers and platform regulation : Is the EU moving in the right direction ? by Francesco DUCCI

This policy brief evaluates the theoretical justifications for the introduction of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and its relationship with […]
11 September 2020

[POLICY BRIEF] Blockchain Technology as an Instrument for Global Governance, by Primavera DE FILIPPI

Permanent researcher at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for […]