Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/233109
Authors: 
Pohle, Julia
Thiel, Thorsten
Year of Publication: 
2020
Citation: 
[Journal:] Internet Policy Review [ISSN:] 2197-6775 [Volume:] 9 [Year:] 2020 [Issue:] 4 [Pages:] 1-19
Abstract: 
Over the last decade, digital sovereignty has become a central element in policy discourses on digital issues. Although it has become popular in both centralised/authoritarian and democratic countries alike, the concept remains highly contested. After investigating the challenges to sovereignty apparently posed by the digital transformation, this essay retraces how sovereignty has re-emerged as a key category with regard to the digital. By systematising the various normative claims to digital sovereignty, it then goes on to show how, today, the concept is understood more as a discursive practice in politics and policy than as a legal or organisational concept.
Subjects: 
Digital sovereignty
Internet governance
Internet exceptionalism
Digital economy
State authority
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/de/deed.de
Document Type: 
Article

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