Doing Internet Governance: How Science and Technology Studies Inform the Study of Internet Governance

Internet Policy Review, 5(3). DOI: 10.14763/2016.3.435.

14 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2016

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Dmitry Epstein

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Communication and the Federmann School of Public Policy

Christian Katzenbach

Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

Francesca Musiani

French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)

Date Written: September 30, 2016

Abstract

This special issue makes an argument for, and illustrates, the applicability of a science and technology studies (STS) informed approach to internet governance research. The conceptual framework put forward in this editorial and the articles composing this issue add to the mainstream internet governance scholarship by unpacking macro questions of politics and power. They do so through the analysis of the mundane and taken-for-granted practices and discourses that constitute the design, regulation, maintenance, and use of both technical and institutional arrangements of internet governance. Together, this body of work calls to rethink how we conceptualise both internet and governance.

Keywords: STS, Internet Governance, Theory, Discourses, Controversies, Institutions, ANT

Suggested Citation

Epstein, Dmitry and Katzenbach, Christian and Musiani, Francesca, Doing Internet Governance: How Science and Technology Studies Inform the Study of Internet Governance (September 30, 2016). Internet Policy Review, 5(3). DOI: 10.14763/2016.3.435. . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2856352

Dmitry Epstein

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Communication and the Federmann School of Public Policy ( email )

Mount Scopus
Jerusalem, IL Jerusalem 91905
Israel

Christian Katzenbach (Contact Author)

Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society ( email )

Bebelplatz 1 | 10099
Berlin
Germany

Francesca Musiani

French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) ( email )

3, rue Michel-Ange
Paris, 75794
France

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