The Evolution of Global Internet Governance

The Evolution of Global Internet Governance : Principles and Policies in the Making

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The volume explores the consequences of recent events in global Internet policy and possible ways forward following the 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12). It offers expert views on transformations in governance, the future of multistakeholderism and the salience of cybersecurity. Based on the varied backgrounds of the contributors, the book provides an interdisciplinary perspective drawing on international relations, international law and communication studies. It addresses not only researchers interested in the evolution of new forms of transnational networked governance, but also practitioners who wish to get a scholarly reflection on current regulatory developments. It notably provides firsthand accounts on the role of the WCIT-12 in the future of Internet governance.
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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 13.72mm | 3,927g
  • Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014
  • 6 Tables, black and white; 5 Illustrations, black and white; XLIX, 198 p. 5 illus.
  • 366251463X
  • 9783662514634

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The volume explores the consequences of recent events in global Internet policy and possible ways forward following the 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12). It offers expert views on transformations in governance, the future of multistakeholderism and the salience of cybersecurity. Based on the varied backgrounds of the contributors, the book provides an interdisciplinary perspective drawing on international relations, international law and communication studies. It addresses not only researchers interested in the evolution of new forms of transnational networked governance, but also practitioners who wish to get a scholarly reflection on current regulatory developments. It notably provides firsthand accounts on the role of the WCIT-12 in the future of Internet governance.
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Table of contents

Introduction: Global Internet Policy: a Fifteen-Year Long Debate.- Part 1. Actors, Institutions and Principles of Internet Governance.- Chapter 1 Global Internet Governance: Governance without Governors.- Chapter 2 Competing Institutional Trajectories for Global Regulation-Internet in a Fragmented World.- Chapter 3 Internet Freedom and the Constitutionalization of Internet Governance.- Part 2. Multistakeholderism and its Limits.- Chapter 4 Internet Governance: The Last Gasp of Colonialism, or Imperialism by Other Means?.- Chapter 5 Visions of Political Power: Treaty Making and Multistakeholder Understanding.- Chapter 6 Use [and Abuse] of Multistakeholderism in the Internet.- Part 3. Internet Security between Competition and Cooperation.- Chapter 7 Chinese Internet Governance-Some Domestic and Foreign Issues.- Chapter 8 Extending Cybersecurity, Securing Private Internet Infrastructure: the US Einstein Program and its Implications for Internet Governance.- Chapter 9 Open Security. Contributions of Networked Approaches to the Challenge of Democratic Internet Security Governance.- Conclusions and Way Forward. From Nested Dilemmas to Democratic Internet Governance.
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"The editors and the authors have done very careful work: the book's structure is beyond that of conference proceedings. ... The book deals with the main controversies around governing organizations of the Internet, and treats surveillance and security themes in detail. ... I warmly recommend the book to those who are interested in the controversial status of Internet governance and the issues to be resolved, and who want to understand the history of the actors and policies governing it." (K. Balogh, Computing Reviews, April, 2015)
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"The editors and the authors have done very careful work: the book's structure is beyond that of conference proceedings. ... The book deals with the main controversies around governing organizations of the Internet, and treats surveillance and security themes in detail. ... I warmly recommend the book to those who are interested in the controversial status of Internet governance and the issues to be resolved, and who want to understand the history of the actors and policies governing it." (K. Balogh, Computing Reviews, April, 2015)
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