Examining the Governance Framework of OARs in Greece as a European Case Study

Examining the Governance Framework of OARs in Greece as a European Case Study

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1131-2.ch005


In modern times, technological development is continuous, and one of its distinctive features is open access, which has been greatly discussed in the preceding chapter. The literature reflects that open access practice is distinguished from a variety of instruments, and the most renowned is OARs. This chapter's analysis is designed to juxtapose the European copyright framework with copyright in a domestic context. Additionally, the chapter examines the status of OARs in Greece and proposes potential changes to improve its governance framework.
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The Greek Regulations System: A Procedural Perspective

The purposes of the analysis of the Greek Constitution and Greek Law 4009/2011 are significant and clarify whether information access and knowledge should be connected through education. First, the constitution of a state outlines how the government of that state will work, including the division of powers, e.g., executive, state legislature and state courts (Jappelli & Pagano, 2002; Otjacques, Hitzelberger, & Feltz, 2007), and emphasises that information for research should be accessible by citizens. Additionally, state regulations should be aligned and associated with the constitution, and this provision helps me argue about Greek Law 4009/2011. This analysis supports the argument that access to information is established through the Greek Constitution. As argued in chapter three, access to information empowers people and leads to knowledge improvement; therefore, access to knowledge should happen within education. It follows that this rationale is founded in Greek Law 4009/2011

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