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  • Report of the Internet Content Governance Advisory Group

    O'Neill, Brian (Dublin Institute of Technology, 2014-06-01)
  • Fighting for Internet freedom : Dubai and beyond : joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade; and the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, first session, February 5, 2013.

    United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, author.; United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, author.; United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, author.
    "Serial number 113-18 (Committee on Foreign Affairs)."
  • Linking Governance and Performance: ICANN as an Internet Hybrid

    Public Administration and Public Affairs; Hult, Karen M.; Rees, Joseph V.; Roberts, Patrick S.; Eikenberry, Angela M.; Lee, Maeng Joo (Virginia Tech, 2014-03-14)
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a hybrid organization managing the most critical Internet infrastructure - the Domain Name System. ICANN represents a new, emerging Internet self-governance model in which the private sector takes the lead and the government sector plays a more marginal role. Little is known, however, about what is actually happening in this new organization. The dissertation (a) systematically assesses ICANNâ s overall performance based on a set of evaluative criteria drawn from its mission statements; (b) explores possible factors and actors that influence ICANNâ s overall performance by tracing the governance processes in three cases based on a preliminary conceptual framework; and (c) suggests practical and theoretical implications of ICANNâ s governance and performance in its broader institutional context. The study finds that although differing governance processes have led to different performance outcomes (Lynn et al. 2000), â stabilityâ has been the defining value that has shaped the overall path of ICANNâ s governance and performance. The study characterizes ICANN as a conservative hybrid captured, based on specific issues, by the technical and governmental communities. It also proposes the concept of â technical captureâ to suggest how technical experts can have significant, but often implicit, influence over the policy development process in organizations.
  • Supporting young people's political participation through distributed discussion - lessons obtained from an EU pilot.

    Kimpeler, Simone.; Lindner, Ralf.; Taylor-Smith, Ella.; Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Pille.
    Several studies recently identified risks and advantages to young people in using the Internet and explicitly recognise the importance of young people’s informed involvement in tackling these issues. This paper presents the approach, implementation and lessons learned from a recently finished European eParticipation pilot: HUWY. The aim of HUWY (Hub Websites for Youth Participation) was to involve young people in discussions about Internet governance and policy-making. It was carried out by research partners in four countries: Estonia, Germany, Ireland and the UK. The project piloted a novel approach: a distributed discussion model was designed, adapted and implemented. This combined distributed and centralised actions at local, national, and international level, both online and offline. The evaluation assessed participants’ perspectives and engagement during different phases of the project. A final impact assessment of the distributed discussion model combined a normative approach of assessing intended impacts, using evaluation data and an impact logic schema. Results of the assessment suggest that a distributed discussion model should integrate online and offline activities more fully and increase specific support for facilitation of the discussions. The evaluation indicated importance of the participation of policy-makers, in order to motivate young people to get engaged, but also the difficulties of securing and supporting that participation. This paper concentrates on two aspects of the trial: involvement of policy-makers and using social media.
  • European Internet Policies Between Regulation and Governance : Main Issues with Content Regulation

    Networks and Performance Analysis ( NPA ) ; Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6 ( LIP6 ) ; Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6 ( UPMC ) -Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique ( CNRS ) -Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6 ( UPMC ) -Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique ( CNRS ); Wolfgang Benedek; Veronika Bauer; Matthias C. Kettemann; Marzouki , Meryem (HAL CCSDEleven International Publishing, 2008)
    International audience

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