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Milan, Stefania
ten Oever, Niels
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[Journal:] Internet Policy Review [ISSN:] 2197-6775 [Volume:] 6 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 1-17
This article explores bottom-up grassroots ordering in internet governance, investigating the efforts by a group of civil society actors to inscribe human rights in internet infrastructure, lobbying the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Adopting a Science and Technology Studies (STS) perspective, we approach this struggle as a site of contestation, and expose the sociotechnical imaginaries animating policy advocacy. Combining quantitative mailing-list analysis, participant observation and qualitative discourse analysis, the article observes civil society in action as it contributes to shape policy in the realm of institutional and infrastructure design.
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Civil society
Human rights
Sociotechnical imaginaries
Bottom-up design
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