My strengths lie in the International Political Economy (IPE) of state/ market relations, esp. civil society in a globalizing world, where Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are altering the groundrules. Inspired by Jonathan Zittrain and Lawrence Lessig, I investigate the future prospects for generativity, demographic changes, the need for security, and the role of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Between 2001 and 2005 I worked on the UN's World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), and published a section entitled “Twenty Years of Conferences Structuring Environmental Knowledge” coauthored with Werner Pillmann in: “Past, present, and future of research in the information society” edited by Wesley Shrum et al. (2007): Past, present, and future of research in the information society, pp. 21 ff. Google Books.
In 2010 I presented at the LISS conference in London on “How Civil Society Organizations Could Help Legal Regulators Catch up with Technology Development in the Governance of Privacy”. I published in Triple C on the topic of “Anglo-American credit scoring and consumer debt in the subprime mortgage crisis of 2007 as models for other countries?”
Research Networks and Activity:
My main future activity is evolving by means of a Wiki entitled Privacy in E-Governance and Senior Users' Security (PEGASUS). See this portal for public info., and request access to more detailed material on relevant developments in European Union member states.