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Introduction: The Distributed Architecture of Network Global Governance

William J. Drake

in Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042512
eISBN:
9780262271936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.003.0009
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This book explores the global governance, particularly by intergovernmental institutions, of global electronic networks and related information and communications technology (ICT). It looks at the ... More


Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power

William J. Drake and Ernest J. Wilson III (eds)

Published in print:
2008
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August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042512
eISBN:
9780262271936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The burgeoning use and transformative impact of global electronic networks are widely recognized to be defining features of contemporary world affairs. Less often noted has been the increasing ... More


Sovereign Right and the Dynamics of Power in the ITU: Lessons in the Quest for Inclusive Global Governance

Don MacLean

in Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power

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2008
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August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042512
eISBN:
9780262271936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.003.0032
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter deals with matters of rule making, power, and resource allocation that lie at the heart of global governance. It discusses many of the thorny issues of reform in the International ... More


Conclusion: Governance of Global Electronic Networks: The Contrasting Views of Dominant and Nondominant Actors

Ernest J. Wilson

in Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power

Published in print:
2008
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August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042512
eISBN:
9780262271936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.003.0447
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter examines whether the United States has a consensus that differs from the preferences of non-dominant actors, whether the current global governance mechanisms for information and ... More


Introduction

Peter F. Cowhey, Jonathan D. Aronson, and Donald Abelson

in Transforming Global Information and Communication Markets: The Political Economy of Innovation

Published in print:
2009
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August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012850
eISBN:
9780262255066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012850.003.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This book describes how and why a combination of technological innovation, market strategies, and political entrepreneurship motivated developments, first in the United States, Europe, and Japan, and ... More


Theory before Policy

Peter F. Cowhey, Jonathan D. Aronson, and Donald Abelson

in Transforming Global Information and Communication Markets: The Political Economy of Innovation

Published in print:
2009
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August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012850
eISBN:
9780262255066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012850.003.0007
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter analyzes how and why global market governance rules and institutions change, investigates the architecture of governance, and describes how the explanations in the changes in market ... More


The Ambiguities of Participation in the Global Governance of Electronic Networks: Implications for South Africa and Lessons for Developing Countries

Tracy Cohen and Alison Gillwald

in Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power

Published in print:
2008
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August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042512
eISBN:
9780262271936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.003.0353
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter explores the ambiguities of participation in the global governance of electronic networks within the highly politically charged context of post-apartheid South Africa. It looks at South ... More


Multistakeholderism, Civil Society, and Global Diplomacy: The Case of the World Summit on the Information Society

Wolfgang Kleinwächter

in Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power

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2008
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August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042512
eISBN:
9780262271936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.003.0416
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter focuses on the evolution of civil society participation in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process and the rise of “multistakeholderism” as a new principle with the ... More


Summary and Conclusions

Donald Abelson

in Transforming Global Information and Communication Markets: The Political Economy of Innovation

Published in print:
2009
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August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012850
eISBN:
9780262255066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012850.003.0011
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter, which provides a preliminary blueprint for future information and communication technology (ICT) governance policies, uses theory of how global governance changes to connect shifts in ... More


The Next Revolution in Global Information and Communication Markets

Peter F. Cowhey, Jonathan D. Aronson, and Donald Abelson

in Transforming Global Information and Communication Markets: The Political Economy of Innovation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012850
eISBN:
9780262255066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012850.003.0002
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter, which presents a brief overview of the evolution of information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure, argues that until about 2025, the United States will be able to lead ... More


Intellectual Property Rights, Capacity Building, and “Informational Development” in Developing Countries

Christopher May

in Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power

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2008
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August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042512
eISBN:
9780262271936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.003.0311
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter explores the international politics of intellectual property protection within the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It looks at ... More


Spectators or Players? Participation in ICANN by the “Rest of the World”

Milton Mueller and Jisuk Woo

in Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power

Published in print:
2008
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August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042512
eISBN:
9780262271936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.003.0385
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Established in 1998, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a private corporation that illustrates how the Internet and electronic commerce are giving rise to new forms of ... More


The Global Governance of Mass Media Content

Cees J. Hamelink

in Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power

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2008
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August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042512
eISBN:
9780262271936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.003.0211
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter examines the global governance battles over traditional mass media and the timeless disputes between governments trying to strike a balance between the need to protect their citizens ... More


The GATS Agreement on Basic Telecommunications: A Developing Country Perspective

Boutheina Guermazi

in Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power

Published in print:
2008
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August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042512
eISBN:
9780262271936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.003.0132
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The Basic Telecommunications Agreement (BTA) marked a profound shift in the global governance regime for telecommunications. From a heavily regulated regime subject to cooperative arrangements under ... More


Privacy in the Digital Age: States, Private Actors, and Hybrid Arrangements

Henry Farrell

in Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power

Published in print:
2008
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August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042512
eISBN:
9780262271936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.003.0296
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter examines global governance mechanisms designed to protect citizens’ privacy rights, with special emphasis on the relationship between the United States and the European Union (EU) and ... More


Balancing Equity and Efficiency Issues in Global Spectrum Management

Rob Frieden

in Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power

Published in print:
2008
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August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042512
eISBN:
9780262271936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.003.0075
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter focuses on the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) complex governance of international radio frequency spectrum and orbital slots for geostationary satellites. It shows that ... More


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