Organized Chaos: Reimagining the Internet

Published: July 29, 2014
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The Internet is constantly evolving, and has economic, political and social importance as a public good. A coherent strategy for Internet governance is needed to ensure that difficult tradeoffs between competing interests, as well as between distinct public values, are managed in a consistent, transparent and accountable manner that accurately reflects public priorities. In Organized Chaos: Reimagining the Internet, edited by Mark Raymond and Gordon Smith, leading experts address a range of pressing challenges, including cyber security issues and civil society hacktivism by groups such as Anonymous, and consider the international political implications of some of the most likely Internet governance scenarios in the 2015–2020 time frame.

Together, the chapters in this volume provide a clear sense of the critical problems facing efforts to update and redefine Internet governance, the appropriate modalities for doing so, and the costs and benefits associated with the most plausible outcomes. This foundation provides the basis for the development of the research-based, high-level strategic vision required to successfully navigate a complex, shifting and uncertain governance environment. 

Table of Contents

Foreword, Fen Osler Hampson
Introduction, Mark Raymond and Gordon Smith

Part I: Global Internet Governance

  • Chapter 1: Reimagining the Internet: The Need for a High-level Strategic Vision for Internet Governance, Mark Raymond and Gordon Smith
  • Chapter 2: Internet Points of Control as Global Governance, Laura DeNardis
Part II: Contemporary Issues in Global Internet Governance
  • Chapter 3: Bounding Cyber Power: Escalation and Restraint in Global Cyberspace, Ronald J. Deibert
  • Chapter 4: Anonymous in Context: The Power and Politics behind the Mask, Gabriella Coleman
  • Chapter 5: Global Cybercrime: The Interplay of Politics and Law, Aaron Shull

Part III: Future Scenarios for Global Internet Governance

  • Chapter 6: Internet Governance: Inevitable Transitions, James A. Lewis
  • Chapter 7: Adaptive Internet Governance: Persuading the Swing States, Dave Clemente
  • Chapter 8:  Tipping the Scale: An Analysis of Swing States in the Internet Governance Debate, Tim Maurer and Robert Morgus

Conclusion, Mark Raymond and Gordon Smith

Supplementary Content

Chater 8 Annexes (PDF)

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  • A former Canadian deputy foreign minister, NATO ambassador and G7/G8 Sherpa, Gordon Smith is a leading expert on the evolution of the G20 and global summitry.