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Global Constitution-Building

Essay by Herbert Burkert After an unequivocal experience of the inefficiency of the subsisting system of Internet regulation, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the Internet. The subject speaks its own importance; comprehending in its consequences nothing less than the existence of the INTERNET, the safety and the welfare of [...]

A Response to Working Hypothesis: Internet and Politics 2008

Essay by Sunshine Hillygus This essay is one in a series of responses to A Working Hypothesis, Internet and Politics 2008: Moving People, Moving Ideas Additional responses include: The New Activism: Why Volunteering Declined in Campaign 08, by Ari Melber, Participation and Polarization in the Networked Public Sphere, by Henry Farrell, The Revolution of the [...]

Internet and Politics 2008: Moving People, Moving Ideas

A Working Hypothesis Responses include: The New Activism: Why Volunteering Declined in Campaign 08, by Ari Melber, Participation and Polarization in the Networked Public Sphere, by Henry Farrell, A Response to Working Hypothesis for Internet and Politics 2008, by Sunshine Hillygus, The Revolution of the Online Commentariat, by Peter Daou, Not the Digital Democracy We [...]

The Path Towards Centralization of Internet Governance Under the UN

PART 2 OF A 3 PART SERIES Essay by Anonymous This essay is the second of a three-part series (1,3). It focuses on the steps of a possible roadmap for centralizing Internet governance under the UN. As presented in the first essay, the course of Internet governance may be following the same incremental steps that [...]

The Path Towards Centralization of Internet Governance Under the UN

PART 1 OF A 3 PART SERIES Essay by Anonymous This essay is the first of a three-part series (2, 3). It focuses on the steps of a possible roadmap for centralizing Internet governance under the UN. INTRODUCTION As part of the Tunis Agenda for the Information Society that resulted from the United Nations (UN) [...]

Preface

We live in extraordinary times. For one billion of the six billion people on the planet, our lives are mediated by digital technologies. The way we use these technologies has a huge impact on many aspects of life in wired cultures around the world: how we do business, how we connect with one another, how [...]

Authors

Michael Barrett Ken Banks Judith Donath Melanie Dulong de Rosnay Esther Dyson Jean-Claude Guédon Melissa Hagemann Lewis Hyde Reed Hundt David Johnson Daisy Pignetti JP Rangaswami Doc Searls Wendy Seltzer Clay Shirky Peter Suber Pierre de Vries David Weinberger Kevin Werbach Jonathan Zittrain John Willinksy Daithi Mac Sithigh Charlie Leadbeater

About / innovative thinking

How are human rights such as freedom of expression, privacy, and association, newly understood, observed, advanced or endangered in this space? How has national sovereignty reasserted itself in recent years through government controls, such as Internet censorship and filtering? How do peer production and volunteer networks redefine the economic, social and political structures of modern [...]

About / a singular constitutional moment

Since the early frontier days of the Internet, the question of how the medium should be controlled and by whom, has been hotly debated. Yet the governance questions that characterized the early 1990s—“How will baseline rules of conduct that facilitate reliable communications and trustworthy commerce be established? Who will define, punish and prevent wrongful actions [...]

About / Publius

Between 1787 and 1788, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay wrote an extraordinary series of essays advocating the ratification of the US Constitution. The seminal source for understanding both the document itself and the historic “constitutional moment” in which it was created, their campaign of letters helped sway the public to embrace the nascent [...]