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Networks and States: The Global Politics of Internet Governance

Milton L. Mueller


When the prevailing governing system divides the planet into mutually exclusive territorial monopolies of force, which institutions can govern the Internet, with its transnational scope, boundless scale, and distributed control? Given filtering/censorship by states and concerns over national cybersecurity, it is often assumed that the Internet will inevitably be subordinated to the traditional system of nation-states. This book counters this view, showing how Internet governance poses novel and fascinating governance issues that give rise to global politics and new transnational institutions. ... More

Keywords: filtering, censorship, cybersecurity, global politics, transnational institutions, networked governance, ICANN, Internet Governance Forum, international relations, communication-information policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780262014595
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014595.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Milton L. Mueller, author