As the Internet has become more important, existing stakeholders have identified new interests; new entrants to the policy space, including a number of emerging market states, are bringing their interests and distinct values to bear. This paper argues that the contemporary politics of Internet governance are best understood as a complex, high-stakes case of rule-making. The key question is how to refine and update Internet governance given a secular increase in state interest, geopolitical rivalry, the existence of legacy institutions and high levels of civil society engagement.
Reimagining the Internet: The Need for a High-level Strategic Vision for Internet Governance
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