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NoC Internet Governance Research Project: Case Studies

NoC Internet Governance Research Project: Case Studies is an academic research pilot project which presents case studies on multistakeholder governance groups. The research has been undertaken by the Global Network of Internet & Society Research Centers (NoC) and facilitated by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. At a point where the future of Internet governance is being re-envisioned, the 12 case studies examine a geographically and topically diverse set of local, national, and international governance models, components, and mechanisms from within and outside of the sphere of Internet governance. Key findings are summarised in a synthesis paper, which aims to deepen our understanding of the formation, operation, and critical success factors of governance groups and even challenge conventional thinking.

Promoting Local Content Hosting to Develop the Internet Ecosystem

As the infrastructure necessary for Internet access is becoming more available in developing countries, efforts to close the digital divide have increasingly focused on promoting local content to increase interest in using the Internet and drive uptake. What dynamics are involved in the decisions on where to host content? The paper Promoting Local Content Hosting to Develop the Internet Ecosystem (12 January 2015), co-authored by Internet Society's Chief Economist Michael Kende, and Senior Director, Office of Strategy and Research Karen Rose, is an effort to begin to understand the impact of content hosting decisions, as well as develop practical guidance on creating an attractive enabling environment for local content hosting.

Survey: 2014 Top Internet Governance Event, Issue, and Personality

We are coming to the end of a very busy 2014 and the beginning of 2015, which promises to be even more eventful. To add your own input to the analyses of the year, please take a moment to vote on the most important Internet governance event, issue, and personality of 2014.
 
Current standings with 116 responses
 

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Confidence Building Measures (CBMs)

Summary of the Chairmanship in Office Event on 'Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Confidence Building Measures (CBMs): Promoting implementation, supporting negotiations' from the OSCE distribution list.
 
 
 

Multilayer Governance as a Theoretical Foundation of Enhanced Cooperation

Multilayer governance as a theoretical foundation of enhanced cooperation is a paper written by Rolf H. Weber, Chair Professor at University of Zurich in answer to the question: What does enhanced cooperation mean and what is its contribution to multistakeholder participation in particular and Internet Governance in general?

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