Three Myths of Internet Governance
Making Sense of Networks, Governance and Regulation
Distributed for Intellect Ltd
The Internet is a global medium that defies and sometimes even replaces established media, yet ideas about it are largely biased by a U.S. perspective. This book draws on European and African examples to challenge three established myths about the Internet: that the market can decide its future path; that the Internet is different from “legacy” media; and that national governance is unimportant. Based on extensive empirical research (including interviews and participant observation in international governance at a United Nations World Summit), Three Myths of Internet Governance will appeal to media studies scholars and students, policy makers, and regulators.
Chapter 1: Online and Legacy Media in the UK: A Half Empty Glass?
Chapter 2: Online and Legacy Media in the UK: A Half Full Glass?
Chapter 3: Three Myths of Internet Governance and the Internet in the UK
Chapter 4: The BBC, the Internet and Public Value
Chapter 5: Hierarchy to Homeostasis? Hierarchy, Markets and Networks in UK Media and Communications Governance
Chapter 6: Trust and Trustworthiness in the Fourth and Fifth Estates
Chapter 7: Associative or Communal Society? The Globalization of Media and Communications and Claims for Communality
Chapter 8: Rawls, Fraser, Redistribution, Recognition and The World Summit on the Information Society
Chapter 9: Trilateralism, Legitimacy and the Working Group on Internet Government
Chapter 10: E-governance and the Governance of the Global Internet