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The Normative Order of the Internet: Norms, Actors and Normative Figurations – Lunch Talk with Matthias C. Kettemann

Matthias C. Kettemann will discuss and defend his concept of a coherent normative order of the Internet, that includes international law, national law, and transnational normative arrangements. He will show the impact and epistemic advantages of the approach by way of selected examples from recent Internet policy debates: disinformation campaigns, the Network Enforcement Act and the governance of freedom of expression by social networks. Towards the end, he will present a platform for cooperation between HIIG and HBI researchers.

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The Normative Order of the Internet: Lunch Talk with Matthias C. Kettemann
Thursday, 7 March 2019 · 1pm · HIIG Kitchen


Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann, LL.M. (Harvard) is Head of Research Program 2 (Regulatory Structures and the Emergence of Rules in Online Spaces) at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI), Affiliated Researcher at the Cluster of Excellence „Normative Orders, University of Frankfurt am Main and Lecturer at the Institute of International Law and International Relations, University of Graz, Austria. E-mail:

Latest book: Wagner/Kettemann/Vieth (eds.), Research Handbook on Human Rights and Digital Technology (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2019). New Working Paper: Kettemann, Die normative Ordnung der Cyber-Sicherheit: zum Potenzial von Cyber-Sicherheitsnormen, Normative Orders Working Paper 01/2019. Other recent research: cybersecurity, Internet Governance, international internet lawfreedom of expression, right to internet access, Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG)


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Event date

07.03.2019 | 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm ical | gcal


Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society,  Französische Straße 9,  10117 Berlin


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Ehem. Studentische Mitarbeiterin: Veranstaltungen und Wissenstransfer


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