The Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) is pleased to announce GigaNet: Global Internet Governance Academic Network 2017 Online Proceedings. These proceedings are available to all users at no charge and contain abstracts of the conference papers with links to the full text in the SSRN eLibrary.

The Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) is an international association of academic researchers. Members include researchers from a wide range of disciplines and locations who are contributing to research, teaching, and engagement in local, regional, and international debates on internet governance.

The 2017 symposium, held in Geneva, Switzerland, brought together around 80 participants who discussed a broad range of topics including digital trade, the ICANN regime, governance of personal data, sovereignty in cyberspace, governance by private actors, and national regimes in internet governance. Particularly noteworthy, were debates over what form "hegemony" takes in Internet governance and whether the concept of hegemony is even useful in this regard; whether the assumption of governance functions by private actors leads to undermining of democratic rights; the role of standards and standardization as a form of governance; the degree to which private Internet actors in China are state-dominated or directed; and the role of private global companies in promoting normative frameworks for cybersecurity.

13 full papers from the symposium have been added to the archive and you can find the complete schedule here: https://www.giga-net.org/2017-giganet-symposium-schedule/.

View Papers: http://ssrn.com/link/GigaNet.html

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Bernard Black and Ronald J. Gilson
Legal Scholarship Network

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