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9780203946084

Internet Governance: The New Frontier of Global Institutions

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  • ISBN13:

    9780203946084

  • ISBN10:

    0203946081

  • Copyright: 2008-08-04
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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Summary

John Mathiason tells the story of the internet governance, where the linkage between technology, information, individuals, old regulatory regimes and new approaches have led to a great experiment, what a volume produced by the United Nations Information and Communications Technology Task Force called A Grand Collaboration .

Author Biography

John Mathiason is Professor of International Relations at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University. A former official of the United Nations Secretariat, he is the author of Invisible Governance: International Secretariats in Global Politics and many articles on global governance

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
List of abbreviationsp. xviii
Introductionp. 1
What is the Internet and what is governance?p. 6
Before the Internet: communications and its regulation through historyp. 24
The non-state actors: engineers, entrepreneurs, and netizensp. 32
Solving the domain name problem: Internet governance is bornp. 49
Regulatory imperatives for Internet governance: downloading music, free speech, YouTube, porn, and crime and terrorismp. 59
The ICANN experimentp. 70
Multi-stakeholderism emerges from the World Summit on the Information Societyp. 97
The IGF experiment beginsp. 126
What does the frontier look like?p. 146
Notesp. 151
Select bibliographyp. 161
Indexp. 162
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