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Trilateralism, legitimacy and the Working Group on Internet Governance

Collins, Richard (2007). Trilateralism, legitimacy and the Working Group on Internet Governance. Information Polity, 12(1-2) pp. 15–28.

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Abstract

This discussion paper discusses the WSIS/WGIG processes and more specifically the outcomes of those processes. The two main outcomes of the WSIS/WGIG, the so-called 'Château de Bossey' document from the WGIG and the Tunis agenda for the information society, reflected the stalemate between proponents of the status quo and those who advocated bringing Internet governance (or at least control of the DNS) under the aegis of the ITU. The paper also discusses the 'trilateralism' of the WSIS/WGIG processes – the states, business and civil society. It was clear that the parties reflected differently on the outcomes of the WSIS/WGIG process.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1875-8754
Keywords: WSIS; WGIG; ITU; internet; governance; trilateralism
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Sociology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 11246
Depositing User: Richard Collins
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2008 11:18
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:09
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/11246
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