Williams, Howard (2005): Internet Governance: exploring the development link. Published in: International Journal of Digital Economics No. 58 (June 2005): pp. 81-103.
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This paper seeks to explore the issues of Internet governance from a development perspective. The WSIS process and the report of the UN Working group on Internet Governance provide an initial framework within which to develop the issues. These issues not only concern the equitable distribution of Internet resources and the ways in which a secure and reliable function of the Internet can be achieved, but also include issues of multi-lingualism and local content as well as the institutional setting of Internet governance mechanisms and participation. The paper observers that realising the contribution of the Internet to development goals requires a shift in policy focus away from supply side initiatives in the telecommunications sector to more co-ordinated approaches.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||Communications & Strategies|
|Original Title:||Internet Governance: exploring the development link|
|Keywords:||Internet governance; development; Internet resources; access|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O33 - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
D - Microeconomics > D4 - Market Structure and Pricing > D43 - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
L - Industrial Organization > L5 - Regulation and Industrial Policy > L51 - Economics of Regulation
L - Industrial Organization > L9 - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities > L96 - Telecommunications
|Depositing User:||Sophie Nigon|
|Date Deposited:||02. Apr 2007|
|Last Modified:||17. Feb 2013 20:36|