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New governance, the internet, and country code top-level domains in Europe

Christou, G and Simpson, S 2009, 'New governance, the internet, and country code top-level domains in Europe' , Governance, 22 (4) , p. 599.

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Abstract

Much academic work on governance in recent years has explored responses that states have made to sectors of the economy, usually historically well rooted nationally, that have been subject to globalizing pressures. Less work exists on responses that are being made to new parts of the economy emerging outside the nation state with inherently global characteristics. The Internet—and specifically its naming and addressing system—provides an example of how the state has aimed to assert public interest governance authority in a system initially absent of its influence. This article explores the nature and consequences of this activity in the process contributing to the study of the Internet and governance. Working within the limitations but also the opportunities created by policy norms developed at the global level, the article finds that the state has been instrumental in the development of novel public-private governance systems for Internet country code Top-Level Domains.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media > Communication, Cultural & Media Studies Research Centre
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: Governance
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 09521895
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2010 17:13
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2014 13:27
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/12516

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