Techno-Politics, Internet Governance and Some Challenges Facing the Internet

24 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2009

Date Written: October 1, 2007

Abstract

This paper addresses the Internet as a terrain of techno-political controversies between various cultures with their interests and values, which have influenced the development of the Internet since the start. I describe what I call techno-political cultures of the Internet and then examine the dynamics of the RFC / IETF / ISOC and the recent Internet Governance Forum (IGF) as regulatory instances that are expected to handle the challenges of the Internet. It is argued that the Internet faces some structural changes for the IETF / ISOC, that cannot easily be met or resolved through the procedures of the Internet Governance Forum.

Keywords: Internet, governance, policy, Internet Governance Forum, IGF, regulation, technology, culture

Suggested Citation

Rasmussen, Terje, Techno-Politics, Internet Governance and Some Challenges Facing the Internet (October 1, 2007). OII Working Paper No. 15. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1326428 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1326428

Terje Rasmussen (Contact Author)

University of Oslo ( email )

PO Box 6706 St Olavs plass
Oslo, N-0317
Norway

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