Journals Higher Education



25 March 2009

256 Pages

ISBN: 9780199561131

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Internet Governance

Infrastructure and Institutions

Edited by Lee A. Bygrave and Jon Bing

  • Internet governance is becoming an increasingly important issue for civil society
  • Academic and practitioners consider key tensions in the area: libertarian arguments, commercialism, and the interests of developing world countries
  • Provides a rigorous historical account of the steering and management of core elements of the infrastructure for internet communication, particulary communication protocols and address systems
  • Considers internet governance as an example of organizational governance based on bottom-up, consensus-seeking decision-making procedures

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