Dr Jovan Kurbalija
2012, DiploFoundation
Paperback, 197 pages ISBN: 978-99932-53-24-2

[New] The 6th edition of the book has just been published.

Although Internet governance deals with the core of the digital world, governance cannot be handled with the digital-binary logic of the true or false, or good or bad. Instead, the subject demands many subtleties and shades of meaning and perception, requiring an analogue approach, covering a continuum of options and compromises. The aim of this book, now in its fifth edition, is to provide a comprehensive overview of the main issues and actors in the field through a practical framework for analysis, discussion, and resolution of significant issues.

Translated versions of the book Internet governance: Issues, Actors and Divides (an earlier version of An Introduction to Internet Governance) are available in French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, and Portuguese, whereas a translated version of the fourth edition  of An Introduction to Internet Governance is available in Serbian/BCSFrench, and Armenian.


An Introduction to Internet Governance provides an excellent entry point. It has introduced many diplomats and officials to this emerging field of global policy. For others, it will stimulate reflections from linguistic, legal, and other perspectives. This book clearly shows that although the Internet is a ‘technical’ invention, its governance is far from simply a technical issue. Kurbalija’s book highlights the legal, social, linguistic, and economic perspectives of Internet governance. It is an impressive introduction to this emerging field of global policy.

Nitin Desai, former Chair of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)


 

Comments

 
Rick @ Paperles... (not verified)

Corporate governance is taking it too far on many occasions, the Interet is the last bastion of freedom and unfettered thought sharing and interactivity. Lets hope the government stays out and lets free markets rule the Internet space into perpituity.

 
Sean Drick (not verified)

Will there be an undated version of this book? I've searched and the latest I've found is 2010..?
-Sean

 
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Editor

Dear Sean, thanks for your interest. The 4th edition of the book is being revised. The 5th edition is expected to be ready very soon. We will upload a digital version of the book once it is available. Thanks.

 
SBS Consulting (not verified)

I would like to read this book. Any source of it on where to buy?

Regards,

SBS Group SG

 
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Editor

Thanks for your interest. You can download the latest edition in English here, or access the online version here.

 
John Otieno Okach (not verified)

Dear Participants,
Internet governance is not well understood by many users in Kenya.They keep asking me what is internet governanace and what use does it have to the consumers?
The same issue is not also understood even by many goverment officials in Kenya who live in an environement with all the facilities.
I think that this training on Introduction to Internet Governance which is beginning next week on the 11th is really needed and l would request the outhorities to permit participants from less developed countries to learn more about this subject.
 

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