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Governance, Regulation and Powers on the Internet

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Eric Brousseau, Meryem Marzouki, Cécile Méadel, Milton L. Mueller, Jean-Michel Glachant, Herbert Burkett, James N. Rosenau, Miles D. Townes, Benoît Frydman, Ludovic Hennebel, Gregory Lewkowicz, Tom Dedeurwaerdere, Pierre Mounier, Yves Schemeil, Nicolas Auray, Madeleine Akrich, Christine Hine, Christophe Aguiton, Dominique Cardon, Séverine Dusollier, Niva Elkin-Koren, Bruno Deffains, Jane K. Winn
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  • Date Published: April 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107013421

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  • Digital technologies have prompted the emergence of new modes of regulation and governance, since they allow for more decentralized processes of elaboration and implementation of norms. Moreover, the Internet has been raising a wide set of governance issues since it affects many domains, such as individual rights, public liberties, property rights, economic competition, market regulation, conflict management, security and the sovereignty of states. There is therefore a need to understand how technical, political, economic and social norms are articulated, as well as to understand who the main actors of this process of transformation are, how they interact and how these changes may influence international rulings. This book brings together an international team of scholars to explain and analyse how collective regulations evolve in the broader context of the development of post-modern societies, globalization, the reshaping of international relations and the profound transformations of nation-states.

    • Proposes an integrated vision of Internet and governance issues, from the regulation of the Internet to the impact of digital technologies on politics
    • Provides both theoretical analysis of Internet governance issues and empirical research through case studies
    • Written from a multidisciplinary and international perspective with contributions from renowned academic researchers who are deeply involved in Internet governance debates and developments on the ground
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    • Date Published: April 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107013421
    • length: 462 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Introduction
    1. Governance, networks and information technologies: societal, political, and organizational innovations Eric Brousseau, Meryem Marzouki and Cécile Méadel
    Part I. The Evolution of Regulatory Frameworks in Perspective:
    2. The interconnection regime: property and commons: learning from the telecommunication industry privatization process Milton L. Mueller
    3. Regulating networks in the 'new economy': organizing competition to share information and knowledge Éric Brousseau and Jean-Michel Glachant
    4. Balancing informational power by informational power - or - re-reading Montesquieu in the Internet age Herbert Burkett
    5. People on the Internet as agents of change James N. Rosenau and Miles D. Townes
    Part II. Reformulating the Fundamentals for Collective Regulations:
    6. Co-regulation and the rule of law Benoît Frydman, Ludovic Hennebel and Gregory Lewkowicz
    7. Democratic governance and reflexive modernisation of the Internet Tom Dedeurwaerdere
    8. Internet governance and the question of legitimacy Pierre Mounier
    9. Global governance: evolutions and innovations in international relations Yves Schemeil
    Part III. Self Regulations, Communities and Private Orders:
    10. On-line communities and governance mechanisms Nicolas Auray
    11. Policing exchanges as self-description in Internet groups Madeleine Akrich and Cécile Méadel
    12. The formation of conventions for Internet activities Christine Hine
    13. Coordination of the international civil society and uses of Internet Christophe Aguiton and Dominique Cardon
    Part IV. The Changing Nature of the Law: Coding, Contracting and Ruling:
    14. DRM at the intersection of copyright law and technology: a case study for regulation Séverine Dusollier
    15. What contracts can't do: the limits of private ordering in facilitating a creative commons Niva Elkin-Koren
    16. The effects of electronic commerce technologies on business contracting behaviors Bruno Deffains and Jane K. Winn
    17. Internet governance: old issues, new framings, uncertain implications Eric Brousseau and Meryem Marzouki
    Index.

  • Editors

    Eric Brousseau, University Paris-Dauphine and the European University Institute, Florence
    Eric Brousseau is Professor of Economics at the University of Paris Ouest and at the Global Governance Programme of the European University Institute in Florence. He was the director of EconomiX, a joint research center between the CNRS and the University of Paris Ouest, from 2005 to 2011.

    Meryem Marzouki, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
    Meryem Marzouki is a senior researcher with the French National Scientific Research Center (CNRS) and currently works at the Computer Science Laboratory of Paris 6 (LIP6).

    Cécile Méadel, Mines ParisTech
    Cécile Méadel is Professor of Sociology at the Ecole des Mines, Paris and a researcher at the Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation, a joint research centre between Mines-Paristech and the CNRS.

    Contributors

    Eric Brousseau, Meryem Marzouki, Cécile Méadel, Milton L. Mueller, Jean-Michel Glachant, Herbert Burkett, James N. Rosenau, Miles D. Townes, Benoît Frydman, Ludovic Hennebel, Gregory Lewkowicz, Tom Dedeurwaerdere, Pierre Mounier, Yves Schemeil, Nicolas Auray, Madeleine Akrich, Christine Hine, Christophe Aguiton, Dominique Cardon, Séverine Dusollier, Niva Elkin-Koren, Bruno Deffains, Jane K. Winn

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