[Air-l] [Fwd: [GKD] Internet Governance: A Primer]
Michel J. Menou
Michel.Menou at wanadoo.fr
Fri Dec 9 07:09:01 PST 2005
Apologies for multiple posting
This primer can be of interest to many, as are the other publications of
APDIP - a program worth of praise for its pro-active role in effective
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Subject: [GKD] Internet Governance: A Primer
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2005 21:47:19 +0700
From: Christine Apikul <christine at apdip.net>
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Internet Governance: A Primer
Author: Akash Kapur
UNDP-APDIP, Elsevier, 2005, 47 pages
This primer offers an overview of Internet governance, discussing its
history, the issues at stake and the various actors involved. It shows
how governance decisions can have social and economic ramifications, and
it suggests steps that can be taken to enhance developing country
participation in Internet governance.
This Primer together with an Internet Governance DVD produced by
DiploFoundation and UNDP-APDIP was distributed at the World Summit on
the Information Society in Tunis.
Find out more about the Primer at <http://www.apdip.net/news/igovprimer>
Find out more about the DVD at <http://www.apdip.net/news/igovdvd>
*** Inside the Primer ***
BACKGROUND AND KEY CONCEPTS
What is "governance"?
What is "Internet governance"?
What are the "layers" and how are they relevant to Internet governance?
What is ICT and what is its relevance to the Internet?
Why is the Internet difficult to govern?
What is the history of governance on the Internet?
Should there be governance on the Internet?
ISSUES AND ACTORS
What are some of the issues involved in Internet governance?
What are some of the governance issues at the infrastructure layer?
What are some of the governance issues at the logical layer?
What are some of the issues at the content layer?
INTERNET GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT
What is the digital divide and why does it matter?
What is the relationship between Internet governance and the digital
What is the current status of developing country participation in
How can barriers to developing country participation be overcome?
MODELS AND CONCEPTS
What is self-governance and what are its limitations?
What is multi-sectoral governance?
What are some of the challenges to effective multi-sectoral governance?
What is the role of average Internet users in Internet governance?
How democratic should Internet governance be?
What is the role of "trust" in Internet governance?
What is the relationship between globalization and Internet governance?
What is convergence and why does it matter?
How can Internet governance adapt to technological change?
CONCLUSION: BEST PRACTICES AND LOOKING FORWARD
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Dr. Michel J. Menou
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