Governance: Past, Present, and Future

“The WSIS as a Political Space in Global Media Governance”—-Marc Roboy, Tunis Agenda and Commitment for the Information Society

The diplomacy rhetoric—-“call for,” “urge,” so on and so forth vs. practical application of humanitarian concerns in the information age.

Reaffirmation of some of the foundations of international laws and regulations, human rights, and so on.

The cosmopolitan ideal vs. practical issues in terms of environmental problems and the natural resource shortages.

 “The Politics of Global Media Reform”—-Pike and Winseck

Wilson’s ideas are idealistic and unrealistic due to imperialistic, and nationalistic elements, but do they help to a certain extent owing to a top down developmental impetus?

“The Myth of Multi-Stakeholder Governance”—-Shawn Powers & Michael Jablonski

How have global ICT politics changed since the early 20th century?

ITU—-International Telecommunication Union



IETF—-The Internet Engineering Task Force

ICANN—-The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

MS(multi-stakeholders) model—-governments can be overwhelmed

NGOs, etc. The composition of the leadership per se is problematic.

Any board is a capitalist board almost at all times! Corporation ethics is highly capitalist.

“The WSIS as a Political Space in Global Media Governance”—-Roboy

Whom does the WSIS employ as global leaders, conference organizers, or agencies to enhance multilateral diplomacies and multicultural communication. Do our students qualify the jobs that are possibly challenging for the WSIS and future engagement of international affairs and political disputes? They are open, but there are different levels of participation.

Is it possible to build such a civil and global society that is utopian, democratic, moral, and egalitarian when the resources are limited? For instance, big powers are targeting the Middle East for the sake of petroline, China for the cheap labor, so on and so forth. Whereas we have heated debates on how to solve human rights issues, or religious issues, our mother earth’s health condition is deteriorating, which reduces food production and a nice living condition. Should it become an urgent issue to figure out how to solve these issues first?

Optimistic or pessimistic? Stakeholders in global affairs have not shown a great case that they can deal with problems smoothly, as is seen from world relationships in the political arena. However, the information society should make everybody on the same page nonpolitically.

“The Internet and Global Governance: Principles and Norms for a New Regime”—-Muller & Klein

Since the mid-1990s, efforts have been under way to construct an international regime for global Internet governance. Beginning with the formation of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, efforts at regime construction were a main focus of the 2001–2005 UN World Summit on the Information Society. However, little progress was made toward an international agreement. This reflected policymakers’ illadvised attempt to shortcut regime construction: they attempted to define regime rules and procedures without first defining underlying principles and norms. This article offers example sets of principles and norms of the type that are missing and that could provide the foundation for an Internet governance regime. The authors conclude that a framework convention would be the appropriate institutional mechanism for advancing regime construction.

KEYWORDS: Internet governance, regime theory, World Summit on the Information Society, ICANN, framework convention.

This article is ridiculous when the authors try to define the internet and other terms that average smart people know.

Should the internet be under UN or ICANN?

WSIS & the disputes, for instance how you apply censorship

Consensus is had to reach for stakeholders.

What is the source of the first move in international governance and who authorized who to be governors? What actually has to be governed at the international level. The first thing will be the root server.

IGF—-the Internet Governance Forum

Milton Mueller. Ruling the Root: Internet Governance and the Taming of Cyberspace (2002)


Youtube: ICANN Board Chair reacts to US Government plan to relinquish key Internet stewardship

Providing a reliable service that everybody can count on.


Google balloons, Facebook drones, and Brics cable


Next Week

12 minutes presentation with Q & A afterwards, at least half and half theory and case study, preferably 2/3 case study. The paper will not necessarily be in the same percentage cut.

Send the paper draft for peer review.

Final exam questions will be delivered next week.

Snacks will be provided by Dr. Powers. Cool~~~





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