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At the margins of internet governance: grassroots tech groups and communication policy

Hintz, Arne 2009. At the margins of internet governance: grassroots tech groups and communication policy. International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics 5 (1/2) , pp. 23-38.

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Abstract

This article examines grassroots tech groups as civil society media (CSM) actors marginalised in the communications policy debate. We aim to insert these key providers of information communication technology (ICT) infrastructure into discussions on enabling CSM policy agendas. The article maps their policy objectives, traces their connections to broader Internet governance mechanisms and explores their potential roles as policy stakeholders. We conclude that grassroots tech groups, while operating largely outside of the debate, offer unique perspectives and contributions to multi-stakeholder policy dialogue, challenging norms of inclusion and representation.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2017 05:27
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/70841

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