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.