The internet is now a key part of everyday life across the developed world, and growing rapidly across developing countries. This Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the latest research on internet governance, written by the leading scholars in the field.
With an international focus, it features contributions from lawyers, economists and political scientists across North America, Europe and Australia. They adopt a broad multidisciplinary perspective, taking in law, economics, political science, international relations, and communications studies. Thought-provoking chapters cover topics such as ICANN, the Internet Governance Forum, grassroots activism, innovation, human rights, privacy in social networks, and network neutrality.
Being a forward-looking guide for the next decade, this Research Handbook will strongly appeal to scholars and graduate students in the social sciences studying and researching internet governance, political scientists, economists, lawyers and computer scientists working on governance issues, as well as regulators and policymakers responsible for internet governance in national governments and intergovernmental organisations.
Contents: PART I: INSTITUTIONS AND NETWORKS OF GOVERNANCE 1. A Prehistory of Internet Governance Malte Ziewitz and Ian Brown 2. ICANN and the Domain Name System after the `Affirmation of Commitments' A. Michael Froomkin 3. Internet Addressing: Global Governance of Shared Resource Spaces Milton Mueller 4. Information Governance in Transition: Lessons to be Learned from Google Books Jeanette Hofmann 5. The Legitimacy and Accountability of the Internet's Governing Institutions Rolf H. Weber 6. Network Neutrality and Network Management Regulation: Quality of Service, Price Discrimination, and Exclusive Contracts Nicholas Economides and Joacim Tag 7. Policy and Regulatory Requirements for a Future Internet Jonathan Cave 8. Contract vs. Statute in Internet Governance Lee Bygrave 9. Argument-by-Technology: How Technical Activism Contributes to Internet Governance Alison Powell PART II: HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS 10. Data Protection in a Globalised Network Graham Greenleaf 11. Revisiting Policy Laundering and Modern International Policy Dynamics Gus Hosein 12. Child Abuse Images and Cleanfeeds: Assessing Internet Blocking Systems T.J. McIntyre 13. Privacy, Law, Code and Social Networking Sites Lillian Edwards 14. An Internet Bill of Rights? Rikke Frank Jorgensen 15. Human Rights, Competition Law, and Access to Essential Technologies Abbe Brown PART III: NETWORKED CONTROL 16. The New Intermediation: Contract, Identity, and the Future of Internet Governance Andrea Matwyshyn 17. Network Neutrality: A Research Guide Christopher T. Marsden 18. Enhancing Incentives for Internet Security Michael van Eeten and Johannes M. Bauer Index