Enhanced Cooperation in Governance

This is an OII Forum Discussion Paper that was initiated at the close of our forum on 'Internet Governance and National Digital Policies' held in Paris on 10 November 2011.

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper Forthcoming

29 Pages Posted: 11 Jan 2014

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Samantha Dickinson

Lingua Synaptica

William H. Dutton

University of Southern California

Marilia Maciel

Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) - Center for Technology and Society

Desiree Miloshevic

Afilias

Vladimir Radunovic

DiploFoundation

Date Written: January 9, 2014

Abstract

The concept of enhanced cooperation in Internet governance arose with the Tunis Agenda for the Information Society. In the years since the Tunis Agenda was written, “enhanced cooperation” has remained subject to differing interpretations. To assist with ongoing discussions on how to further implement enhanced cooperation in international public policy issues pertaining to the Internet, this paper presents an overview of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) documents and provides of description of a selection of activities in the Internet governance space where governments work with other stakeholders on issues related to international public policy. The selection of activities described in this paper demonstrate that enhanced cooperation is a viable process for considering and arriving at policy in ways that are more likely to be viewed as legitimate by all stakeholders. The alternative — limiting participation to a subset of stakeholders — may result in less robust public policy that fails to be viewed as legitimate by those left out of the process.

Keywords: Internet, governance, enhanced, cooperation, multistakeholder

Suggested Citation

Dickinson, Samantha and Dutton, William H. and Maciel, Marilia and Miloshevic, Desiree and Radunovic, Vladimir, Enhanced Cooperation in Governance (January 9, 2014). This is an OII Forum Discussion Paper that was initiated at the close of our forum on 'Internet Governance and National Digital Policies' held in Paris on 10 November 2011.; Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2376807 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2376807

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Marilia Maciel

Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) - Center for Technology and Society ( email )

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Desiree Miloshevic

Afilias ( email )

Canada

Vladimir Radunovic

DiploFoundation ( email )

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Malta

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