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Governing Global Electronic Networks International Perspectives on Policy and Power

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ISBN-10: 0262042517

ISBN-13: 9780262042512

Edition: 2008

Authors: William J. Drake, Ernest J. Wilson

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In this volume, experts analyze the global governance of electronic networks, emphasizing international power dynamics and the concerns of nondominant actors. Each chapter concludes with a set of policy recommendations for the promotion of an open, dynamic and more equitable networld order.
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Book details

List price: $10.75
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 12/5/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

William J. Drake is a senior associate with the Centre for International Governance at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.

Ernest J. Wilson III is Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Senior Advisor to the Global Information Infrastructure Commission. He is the coeditor of National Information Infrastructure Initiatives (MIT Press, 1997).

Introduction: The Distributed Architecture of Network Global Governance
The Global Governance of Infrastructure
Sovereign Right and the Dynamics of Power in the ITU
Lessons in the Quest for Inclusive Global Governance
Balancing Equity and Efficiency Issues in Global Spectrum Management
The Peculiar Evolution of 3G Wireless Networks
Institutional Logic, Politics, and Property Rights
The GATS Agreement on Basic Telecommunications
A Developing Country Perspective
The Global Governance of Networked Information, Communication, and Commerce
Trade Barriers or Cultural Diversity? The Audiovisual Sector on Fire
The Global Governance of Mass Media Content
International Regulation of Internet Content
Possibilities and Limits
Creating Conventions
Technology Policy and International Cooperation in Criminal Matters
Privacy in the Digital Age
States, Private Actors, and Hybrid Arrangements
Intellectual Property Rights, Capacity Building, and "Informational Development" in Developing Countries
The Participation of Nondominant Stakeholders in Network Global Governance
Louder Voices and the International Debate on Developing Country Participation in ICT Decision Making
The Ambiguities of Participation in the Global Governance of Electronic Networks
Implications for South Africa and Lessons for Developing Countries
Spectators or Players? Participation in ICANN by the "Rest of the World"
Multistakeholderism, Civil Society, and Global Diplomacy
The Case of the World Summit on the Information Society
Conclusion: Governance of Global Electronic Networks: The Contrasting Views of Dominant and Nondominant Actors