Doing internet governance: how science and technology studies inform the study of internet governance

Author: Epstein, D., Katzenbach, C. & Musiani, F.
Published in: Internet Policy Review, 5(3), 1-14
Year: 2016
Type: Academic articles

This is the opening article for a special issue on internet governance and STS. This special issue makes an argument for, and illustrates, the applicability of a science and technology studies (STS) informed approach to internet governance research. The conceptual framework put forward in this editorial and the articles composing this issue add to the mainstream internet governance scholarship by unpacking macro questions of politics and power. They do so through the analysis of the mundane and taken-for-granted practices and discourses that constitute the design, regulation, maintenance, and use of both technical and institutional arrangements of internet governance. Together, this body of work calls to rethink how we conceptualise both internet and governance.

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