Full title in original language:
Internet Governance – Why the Multistakeholder Approach Works
University University (18+ years)
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Cybercrime Cybercrime prevention
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Publication / Article
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© Internet Society
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cybercrime, cybercrime prevention, crime, cybersecurity, cyber security, cyberspace, multistakeholer, stakeholder, internet governance, governance
The multistakeholder governance framework is informed by three components: a) opened-ended unleashed innovation (infrastructure), b) decentralized governance institutions (governance) and, c) open and inclusive processes (human).
The Internet is open, distributed, interconnected, and transnational. The multistakeholder approach to Internet governance has grown from the Internet’s own DNA and is what allows it to thrive.
Multistakeholder approaches are used in many areas as an accepted international norm. In the Internet area, as in other areas, the multistakeholder approach is widely accepted as the optimal way to make policy decisions for a globally distributed network. This is reflected in declarations, resolutions, and day-to-day working practices of a growing number of international organisations.