The Next Best Stage for the future of Internet Governance Is Democracy


The future of Internet governance cannot be assimilated to the future of ICANN. This contribution offers a fresh and thought provocative vision of a complete new grand design. Without minimizing the importance of technical functions such as IANA, the contribution takes a look at Internet Governance through a more “constitutional and universal” perspective. By proposing a 2-entity eco-system in order to protect an Internet universal Charter (principles), and turn it into reality, this contribution is trying to bring innovation  and disruptive thinking. This contribution starts with a double assumption. It looks at Multistakeholderism and its critic. If it is a smart tool to foster dialogue, invented by business schools to serve corporations facing social and policy issues, it cannot deal effectively with public policy making and social justice. Only Democratic values, principles and processes can deliver a sustainable governance for the Internet at a national and global level.


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