Governing the Net

This course will cover the principles, institutions, and policies that seek to govern the Internet globally, along with the narratives associated with

The Internet has become an essential platform and engine for economic development, social justice and the protection of human rights. At the same time, the issue of global Internet governance raises challenging questions regarding where the control of the Internet should reside (if any), what guiding principles should be used and who should take part in the policy making process.

The objectives of the course are to review the principles, policies and institutions involved, as well as to raise a deeper understanding of the major Internet governance narratives and issues, such as the concept of architectural openness and the promotion of Internet Freedom.


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