Normative Experience in Internet Politics

Normative Experience in Internet Politics

Foreword Mireille Delmas-Marty

de Massit-Folléa Françoise, Méadel Cécile, Monnoyer-Smith Laurence 02/2012 266 pages , 15 x 21 ISBN : 978-2911256-57-8
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The ways in which the Internet is managed and controlled–often labeled as Internet Governance– are usually considered as standing on four main pillars: Technology, Market Laws, State Regulation and Uses. Nevertheless, its specific features, the consequences of the plurality of norms it involves and of the decision-making processes it entails are rarely addressed in a comprehensive analysis.
This book explores the Internet’s functioning both as a practical-intellectual experience and a political challenge. By means of several case studies, it proposes a substantial and reflexive treatment of multileveled, formal or informal Internet Politics.The book’s overall endeavor is to outline an understanding ofwhat is –or may be– a “digital common good”.
The authors are members of a European academic team gathered by the Vox Internet research program’s meetings. They adopt a multi-disciplinary approach, embedding technological innovation in the fi eld of social sciences (communication studies, sociology, law, political science and philosophy).

By Romain Badouard, Dominique Boullier, Herbert Burkert, Dominique Cardon, Mireille Delmas-Marty, Françoise Massit-Folléa, Paul Mathias, Cécile Méadel, Laurence Monnoyer-Smith, Francesca Musiani, Claudia Padovani, and Bernhard Rieder.