Proliferation of 'Internet Governance'

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Rolf H. Weber

University of Zurich - Faculty of Law

Date Written: September 1, 2014


According to a well-known description, Internet governance “is the simplest, most direct, and inclusive label for the ongoing set of disputes and deliberations over how the Internet is coordinated, managed, and shaped to reflect policies” (Mueller 2010). In other words, Internet governance “evolves” the design and administration of the technologies necessary to keep the Internet operational and facilitate the enactment of substantive policies around these technologies (DeNardis 2014). Such design requires the fructification of the law as a regulatory system. This contribution (based on the detailed study of Weber 2014) looks at the new challenges imposed by the technological developments on the rule-making framework.

Keywords: GigaNet

Suggested Citation

Weber, Rolf H., Proliferation of 'Internet Governance' (September 1, 2014). GigaNet: Global Internet Governance Academic Network, Annual Symposium 2014, Available at SSRN: or

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