The Resilience Principles: A Framework for New ICT Governance
Journal on Telecommunications and Hight Technology Law, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 137-186, 2011
50 Pages Posted: 1 Jan 2011 Last revised: 8 Jul 2016
Date Written: March 31, 2010
This article analyzes the forces that are driving change in information and communication technologies, and advocates a new governance approach to suit this situation. It argues that the need for new governance is driven by cyclical (modularity, convergence, and decentralization) and step-wise changes ("third sector", tempo, and scale). After summarizing the lessons that can be learned from managing complex adaptive systems, it offers a framework for action and forbearance that reflects the underlying system dynamics, balances conflicting interests, and maximizes the social benefits of the Internet/web. This approach uses principles-based policy-making to bridge from day-to-day contingencies to long-term policy plans and advances the four Resilience Principles: flexibility, delegation, big picture, and diversity.
Keywords: resilience ICT governance
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