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Governance, Regulation and Powers on the Internet

Edited by: Eric Brousseau, Meryem Marzouki, Cécile Méadel

ISBN13: 9781107013421
Published: April 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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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.

Subjects:
Internet Law
Contents:
List of contributors
Introduction
1. Governance, networks and information technologies: societal, political, and organizational innovations Eric Brousseau, Meryem Marzouki and Cecile Meadel
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 Eric 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 Benoit 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 Cecile Meadel
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 Severine 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.