Mon, Jan 30
Governing the Internet
- How do you think we should best "govern the Internet"? What actors should be involved, in what capacities, and why? What personal values and experiences are reflected in your answer?
- Use Table 3.1 (pp. 42-43) to help you assess the complexity and effectiveness of Internet governance. What components, issues, dynamics, or processes merit the most attention, and why?
- How might we best measure the legitimacy of a particular form of governance? Given your answer, is multistakeholderism the best approach to governing the Internet? Why or why not?
- Do you (personally) think it's a good thing or a bad thing that "values are encoded both in technical standards, and in the means of developing them" (47)? Explain and support your answer.
- What what might be some political costs and benefits of the respective "values" discussed on pp. 48-49? Does your answer change your thinking about the Internet? How so, or why not?
- For each of the ("Internet governance") actors below: (a) describe its organizational nature and activities, then (b) connect its work to the authors' discussion in this chapter. Be specific.