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Negotiating Internet Governance

Roxana Radu

Abstract

What is at stake for how the Internet continues to evolve is the preservation of its integrity as a single network. In practice, its governance is neither centralized nor unitary; it is piecemeal and fragmented, with authoritative decision-making coming from different sources simultaneously: governments, businesses, international organizations, technical and academic experts, and civil society. Historically, the conditions for their interaction were rarely defined beyond basic technical coordination, due at first to the academic freedom granted to the researchers developing the network and, la ... More

Keywords: internet governance, authority, practices, international relations, law, multi-stakeholder, data, decision-making, private regulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198833079
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198833079.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roxana Radu, author
Research Associate, Global Governance Centre, The Graduate Institute Geneva