Internet Governance and the Information Society: Global Perspectives and European Dimensions
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The legal, social and economic implications of the information society permeate every fiber of public life in the real world, influence politics and policies and test the limits of traditional notions of law, concepts of regulations and systems of governance. Uniting an impressive array of authors this book broaches the challenges of internet governance in the information society. Renowned scholars and practitioners from, among others, the Council of Europe, the OSCE, the United Nations Internet Governance Forum, academia and business shed lights on both, the global perspectives and the European dimensions of internet governance. This book brings together presentations delivered at two workshops organized at the University of Graz in the framework of a project on the role of multi-stakeholder participation for the implementation of human rights approaches in a connected world. The book identifies 2010 as the year where fundamental decisions on the future of the internet as we know it will be reached. Aimed at students, teachers and practitioners of law, sociology, international relations and technology, the contributions describe the challenges ahead and the road to travel by and is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of internet governance.