Researching Internet Governance

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Researching Internet Governance

Methods, Frameworks, Futures

Edited by Laura DeNardis, Derrick Cogburn, Nanette S. Levinson and Francesca Musiani

Introduction by Sandra Braman

A multidisciplinary book that takes internet governance research as a research subject in its own right, discussing methods and conceptual approaches.

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A multidisciplinary book that takes internet governance research as a research subject in its own right, discussing methods and conceptual approaches.

The open access edition of this book was published with the support of a generous grant from the Hewlett Foundation Cyber Initiative to the Internet Governance Lab at American University

The design and governance of the internet has become one of the most pressing geopolitical issues of our era. The stability of the economy, democracy, and the public sphere depend on the stability and security of the internet. Revelations about election hacking, facial recognition technology, and government surveillance have gotten the public's attention and made clear the need for scholarly research that examines internet governance both empirically and conceptually. In this volume, scholars from a range of disciplines consider research methods, theories, and conceptual approaches in the study of internet governance.

The contributors show that internet governance is not only about governments; it is enacted through technical design, resource coordination, and conflicts at various invisible control points. They discuss such topics as the emergence of “internet governance” as an area of academic study and a real-world policy arena; the scholarly perspectives of STS, the law, computer science, and political science; the use of big data and text mining in internet governance studies; and cybersecurity.

Contributors Farzaneh Badiei, Davide Beraldo, Sandra Braman, Ronald J. Deibert, Dame Wendy Hall, Jeanette Hofmann, Eric Jardine, Rikke Frank Jørgensen, Aastha Madaan, Stefania Milan, Milton Mueller, Kieron O'Hara, Niels ten Oever, Rolf H. Weber

Paperback

$35.00 X ISBN: 9780262539753 324 pp. | 6 in x 9 in 30 b&w illus., 4 tables

Editors

Laura DeNardis

Laura DeNardis is Professor in the School of Communication at American University and serves as a Faculty Director of the American University Internet Governance Lab.

Derrick Cogburn

Derrick L. Cogburn is Professor in the School of International Service and Kogod School of Business at American University and serves as a Faculty Director of the American University Internet Governance Lab.

Nanette S. Levinson

Nanette S. Levinson is Associate Professor in the School of International Service at American University and serves as a Faculty Director of the American University Internet Governance Lab.

Francesca Musiani

Francesca Musiani is Associate Research Professor and Deputy Director of the Center for Internet and Society at CNRS, Paris, as well as a Fellow at the American University Internet Governance Lab.

Contributors

Sandra Braman.

Hewlett Foundation Cyber Initiative

Paperback

$35.00 X ISBN: 9780262539753 324 pp. | 6 in x 9 in 30 b&w illus., 4 tables