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[ecrea] Internet Policy Review Special Issue 'Doing Internet Governance'

Fri Oct 07 09:57:55 GMT 2016

please find below a link to the special issue of Internet Policy Review titled: "Doing internet governance: practices, controversies, infrastructures, and institutions." It was edited by Dmitry Epstein, Christian Katzenbach, and myself.

Briefly: 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.

The issue includes an editorial and 10 articles:

  * Editorial: Doing internet governance: how science and technology
    studies inform the study of internet governance
    Dmitry Epstein, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
    Christian Katzenbach, Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
    (HIIG), Germany
    Francesca Musiani, CNRS/Université Paris-Sorbonne, France

  * Disclosing and concealing: internet governance, information control
    and the management of visibility
    Mikkel Flyverbom, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

  * Beyond “Points of Control”: logics of digital governmentality
    Romain Badouard, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France
    Clément Mabi, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
    Guillaume Sire, Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), France

  * Instability and internet design
    Sandra Braman, Texas A&M University, United States

  * The problem of future users: how constructing the DNS shaped
    internet governance
    Steven Malcic, University of California Santa Barbara, United States

  * The myth of the decentralised internet
    Ashwin J. Mathew, University of California, Berkeley, United States

  * The invisible politics of Bitcoin: governance crisis of a
    decentralised infrastructure
    Primavera De Filippi, Harvard University, United States
    Benjamin Loveluck, Télécom ParisTech (Université Paris-Saclay) and
    CERSA (CNRS-Paris 2), France

  * Multistakeholder governance processes as production sites: enhanced
    cooperation "in the making"
    Julia Pohle, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), Germany

  * Internet governance as 'ideology in practice' – India's 'Free
    Basics' controversy
    Anita Gurumurthy, IT for Change, India
    Nandini Chami, IT for Change, India

  * What we talk about when we talk about cybersecurity: security in
    internet governance debates
    Josephine Wolff, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States

  * Governing the internet in the privacy arena
    Carsten Ochs, Universität Kassel, Germany
    Fabian Pittroff, Universität Kassel, Germany
    Barbara Büttner, Universität Kassel, Germany
    Jörn Lamla, Universität Kassel, Germany

All the articles are freely accessible at: <>

We hope you will find it interesting and possibly informative for your own work.

Kind regards,
Francesca, on behalf of the editorial team

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