[Air-L] September 8 panel discussion invitation: Power and Authority in Internet Governance: What Role for the State?

NTusikov ntusikov at gmail.com
Fri Sep 3 12:10:03 PDT 2021

Hello all:

I wanted to draw your attention that may be of interest to many of you.
It’s a panel to mark the recent publication of the volume, Power and
Authority in Internet Governance: Return of the State, hosted by the Centre
for Global Cooperation Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen. *September
8 at 17:30 CEST.*

You can register for the event (to get the conference link) at

The worldwide push for greater state involvement in internet regulation has
generated renewed interest in the question of the proper role of the state
in today’s digital society: Is the state 'back' in internet regulation? If
so, what forms is state involvement taking, and with what consequences for
the future? What challenges does state regulation pose to democratic
values? Should we fear the 'splinternet'?

The recently published volume, Power and Authority in Internet Governance:
Return of the State?
2021) tackles these questions, pushing the debate beyond a simplistic
dichotomy between liberalism and authoritarianism in order to consider also
greater state involvement based on values of democracy and human rights. We
invite you to join several of the authors from Power and Authority in
Internet Governance for a panel discussion addressing these questions. Like
the book, the panel will examine the multifaceted nature of internet
governance, highlighting challenges and development at the global level, as
well as internet governance from the perspective of both authoritarian and
democratic states.

*Blayne Haggart *(Moderation), Associate Professor of Political Science at
Brocks University
*Sigrid Quack* (Discussant), Professor of Sociology and Managing Director
of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research, UDE

*Niels ten Oever*, University of Amsterdam
*Ting Luo*, Manchester Metropolitan University
*Jean-Marie Chenou*, Universidad de los Andes
*Mauro Santaniello*, University of Salerno

Natasha Tusikov, PhD (she/her)

Assistant Professor, Criminology Program

Department of Social Science

Ross South 714A
York University
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3

Office: 416.736.2100 ext. 30158

ntusikov at yorku.ca

@NTusikov <ntusikov at yorku.ca>

*New book!* Haggart, B., Tusikov, N., and Scholte, JA., eds. (2021)* Power
and Authority in Internet Governance: Return of the State?* London:

Haggart, B., Henne, K., and Tusikov, N. eds. (2019) *Information,
Technology and Control in a Changing World: Understanding Power Structures
in the 21st Century.* Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Tusikov, N. (2017) *Chokepoints: Global Private Regulation on the Internet*.
Oakland: University of California Press.

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