Internet Governance and the Information Society: Global Perspectives and European Dimensions

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Wolfgang Benedek, Veronika Bauer, Matthias C. Kettemann
Eleven International Publishing, 2008 - Law - 176 pages
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The legal, social, and economic implications of the information society permeate every fiber of public life in the real world, influencing politics and policies and testing the limits of traditional notions of law, concepts of regulations, and systems of governance. Uniting an impressive array of authors, this book broaches the challenges of internet governance in the information society. Renowned scholars and practitioners ‚?? from, among others, the Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the United Nations Internet Governance Forum, academia, and business ‚?? shed light on both the global perspectives and the European dimensions of internet governance. The book brings together presentations delivered at two workshops organized at the University of Graz as part of a project studying the role of multi-stakeholder participation for the implementation of human rights approaches in a connected world. It identifies 2010 as the year where fundamental decisions on the future of the internet as we know it will be reached. The contributions describe the challenges ahead and the road to travel by. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of internet governance.

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Introduction Wolfgang Benedek
Global Perspectives on Internet Governance
European Dimensions of Internet Governance
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