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Research Handbook On Governance Of The Internet

Edited by Ian Brown, University of Oxford, UK
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.
Extent: 512 pp
Hardback Price: £155.00 Online: £139.50
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 1 84980 502 5
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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.
Contributors: J.M. Bauer, A. Brown, I. Brown, L. Bygrave, J. Cave, N. Economides, L. Edwards, A.M. Froomkin, G. Greenleaf, J. Hofmann, G. Hosein, R.F. Jørgensen, C.T. Marsden, A. Matwyshyn, T.J. McIntyre, M. Mueller, A. Powell, J. Tåg, M. van Eeten, R.H. Weber, M. Ziewitz
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 Tåg

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 Jørgensen

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