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William J. Drake and Ernest J. Wilson III

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262042512

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.001.0001

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

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

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(p.535) 15 Multistakeholderism, Civil Society, and Global Diplomacy: The Case of the World Summit on the Information Society
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Governing Global Electronic Networks
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Wolfgang Kleinwächter

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.003.0416

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 potential to inform more of information and communications technology (ICT) global governance. After discussing the role of the WSIS in fostering a new trilateral relationship among governments, private industry, and civil society and in promoting international diplomacy, the chapter looks at the Carlsbad Treaty of 1819, the debate over the New World Information and Communication Order (NWICO), the Global Information Infrastructure Initiative, and the Working Group on Internet Governance.

Keywords:   civil society, World Summit on the Information Society, multistakeholderism, information and communications technology, global governance, diplomacy, Carlsbad Treaty of 1819, New World Information and Communication Order, Global Information Infrastructure Initiative, Working Group on Internet Governance

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