The current approach to Internet governance is politically untenable because it lacks legitimacy in the eyes of many new Internet users. Legitimacy is a central issue for Internet governance. In this paper, the fourth in the Internet Governance Papers series, James A. Lewis argues that a new model for Internet governance must be able to manage a global infrastructure. A clear division of labour among the multi-stakeholder community that explicitly recognizes where governments must play a leading role would be a useful and achievable first step.
Internet Governance: Inevitable Transitions
Paper No. 4