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Foundations of Internet Governance

Foundations of Internet Governance

The complexity of global interdependencies arising from the proliferation of the Internet over the past thirty years has drastically reduced its utility as a strategic information asset to a single nation. To the contrary, the uneven distribution of power that it lends to a handful of corporations may even result in direct conflicts with its own national interests. It should be of no surprise that a responsible democracy, carrying the torch of liberty on the world stage, would finally elect to divest its interest in governance of the Internet to the greater global community in good faith. The burden now shouldered by international leadership is to effectuate the public translation of this responsibility into a transparent process-driven system of...

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Federation of I-Governance

Federation of I-Governance

While somewhat rough around the edges, ICANN's PDP is an effective way to distill community feedback into policy. It enables representatives to leverage a pure Consultation based model in order to obtain granular visibility into complex issues for decision-making, such that insight from those closest to the issues may be captured for analysis and action. However, effective decision-making is only half of the equation for good governance. The other half is Accountability.

Accountability is not a property intrinsic to any given organizational structure. It is a system property that is manufactured by the creation of interaction rules around interdependencies between multiple organizations. For accountability to be effective, distinct organizations...

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