Ruling the Root Internet Governance and the Taming of Cyberspace

ISBN-10: 0262632985

ISBN-13: 9780262632980

Edition: 2004

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Description: In this text, Milton Mueller uses the theoretical framework of institutional economics to analyse the global policy and governance problems created by the assignment of Internet domain names and addresses.

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 1/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Milton L. Mueller is Professor at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies. He is the author of Ruling the Root: Internet Governance and the Taming of Cyberspace (MIT Press, 2002) and other books.

Introduction: The Problem of the Root
The Root as Resource
The Basic Political Economy of Identifiers
The Internet Name and Address Spaces
The Root and Institutional Change: Analytical Framework
The Story of the Root
Growing the Root
Appropriating the Root: Property Rights Conflicts
The Root in Play
Institutionalizing the Root: The Formation of ICANN
The New Regime
Issues and Themes
ICANN as Global Regulatory Regime
Global Rights to Names
Property Rights and Institutional Change: Some Musings on Theory
The Taming of the Net
Selected Acronyms
Notes
References
Index
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