The Emergence of Contention in Global Internet Governance

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Samantha Bradshaw

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Laura DeNardis

American University; Yale Information Society Project

Fen Osler Hampson

Carleton University

Eric Jardine

Virginia Tech

Mark Raymond

University of Oklahoma

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Date Written: September 1, 2014

Abstract

Contention in global Internet governance systems has arisen in the context of a series of global Internet controversies that have made visible the connection between Internet governance and a number of public interest concerns such as infrastructure availability, security, and individual civil liberties such as freedom of expression and privacy. Throughout the course of only a few years, the world witnessed several high profile controversies including the state-induced Egyptian Internet outage, WikiLeaks’ release of sensitive diplomatic cables, complex cybersecurity attacks such as GhostNet and Stuxnet, the growing sophistication of the Great Firewall of China, an online boycott over the Stop Online Piracy Act in the U.S., global tension over an arcane United Nations international treaty conference known as the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs), and disclosures about the NSA’s expansive surveillance programs.

Keywords: GigaNet

Suggested Citation

Bradshaw, Samantha and DeNardis, Laura and Hampson, Fen Osler and Jardine, Eric and Raymond, Mark, The Emergence of Contention in Global Internet Governance (September 1, 2014). GigaNet: Global Internet Governance Academic Network, Annual Symposium 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2809835 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2809835

Samantha Bradshaw (Contact Author)

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Laura DeNardis

American University ( email )

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Yale Information Society Project ( email )

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Fen Osler Hampson

Carleton University ( email )

Eric Jardine

Virginia Tech ( email )

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Mark Raymond

University of Oklahoma ( email )

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