Who gov­erns the inter­net?

Actors and fields of action

Our study Who governs the internet? Actors and Fields of Action was commissioned by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and can be downloaded for free in German and English from the Foundation's website and our own.

Inter­net gov­er­nance con­cerns the ques­tions of how the inter­net remains tech­ni­cal­ly, social­ly and polit­i­cal­ly func­tion­al. How exact­ly does inter­net reg­u­la­tion work and what are the pos­si­bil­i­ties of con­trol?

Who gov­erns the Inter­net? attempts to answer these ques­tions. Our authors pro­vide an overview of the his­to­ry of inter­net reg­u­la­tion, explain­ing reg­u­la­to­ry approach­es and high­light­ing ways the inter­net can be active­ly shaped. In addi­tion, the rel­e­vant actors in the field are intro­duced, a glos­sary explains the most impor­tant terms and fur­ther links, infor­ma­tion and ref­er­ences help read­ers delve fur­ther into the topic.

Wer regiert das Inter­net? Akteure und Hand­lungs­felder 44 pages, free of charge ISBN: 978–3‑95861–572‑4

Who gov­erns the inter­net? Play­ers and fields of action 44 pages, free of charge ISBN: 978–3‑96250–013‑9

The brochure Who gov­erns the Inter­net? (PDF, approx. 5 MB, Ger­man) can be down­loaded here free of charge.

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