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The Global War for Internet Governance$
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Laura DeNardis

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300181357

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300181357.001.0001

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The Internet Governance Oxymoron

The Internet Governance Oxymoron

(p.1) Chapter One The Internet Governance Oxymoron
The Global War for Internet Governance

Laura Denardis

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses the concept of internet governance, which involves the design and administration of the technologies necessary to keep the Internet operational and the enactment of substantive policy around these technologies. It suggests five features of global Internet governance that will serve as a conceptual framework for this book: (i) how arrangements of technical architecture are arrangements of power; (ii) the propensity to use Internet governance technologies as a proxy for content control; (iii) the privatization of Internet governance; (iv) how Internet points of control serve as sites of global conflict over competing values; and (v) the tension between local geopolitics and collective action problems in Internet globalization. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   global Internet governance, content control, privatization

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