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The Net and the nation state: Multidisciplinary perspectives on internet governance

The Net and the nation state: Multidisciplinary perspectives on internet governance
The Net and the nation state: Multidisciplinary perspectives on internet governance
This collection investigates the sharpening conflict between the nation state and the internet through a multidisciplinary lens. It challenges the idea of an inherently global internet by examining its increasing territorial fragmentation and, conversely, the notion that for states online law and order is business as usual. Cyberborders based on national law are not just erected around China's online community. Cultural, political and economic forces, as reflected in national or regional norms, have also incentivised virtual borders in the West. The nation state is asserting itself. Yet, there are also signs of the receding role of the state in favour of corporations wielding influence through de-facto control over content and technology. This volume contributes to the online governance debate by joining ideas from law, politics and human geography to explore internet jurisdiction and its overlap with topics such as freedom of expression, free trade, democracy, identity and cartographic maps.
jurisdiction, Democratic governance, territorial borders, cyber-borders, multistakeholder governance, freedom of speech, freedom of information
Cambridge University Press
Kohl, Uta
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Kohl, Uta
813ff335-441f-4027-801b-4e6fc48409c3

Kohl, Uta (ed.) (2017) The Net and the nation state: Multidisciplinary perspectives on internet governance , Cambridge University Press, 320pp.

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This collection investigates the sharpening conflict between the nation state and the internet through a multidisciplinary lens. It challenges the idea of an inherently global internet by examining its increasing territorial fragmentation and, conversely, the notion that for states online law and order is business as usual. Cyberborders based on national law are not just erected around China's online community. Cultural, political and economic forces, as reflected in national or regional norms, have also incentivised virtual borders in the West. The nation state is asserting itself. Yet, there are also signs of the receding role of the state in favour of corporations wielding influence through de-facto control over content and technology. This volume contributes to the online governance debate by joining ideas from law, politics and human geography to explore internet jurisdiction and its overlap with topics such as freedom of expression, free trade, democracy, identity and cartographic maps.

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e-pub ahead of print date: May 2017
Published date: 2017
Keywords: jurisdiction, Democratic governance, territorial borders, cyber-borders, multistakeholder governance, freedom of speech, freedom of information

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URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/426184
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Date deposited: 16 Nov 2018 17:30
Last modified: 08 Jan 2019 17:30

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