19 Jun '11, 2am

Non-State Actors and Global Informal Governance - The Case of Icann by Jonathan Weinberg [Wayne State University...

Non-State Actors and Global Informal Governance - The Case of Icann by Jonathan Weinberg [Wayne State University Law School Research Paper] Sunday, 19 June 2011 00:38 David Goldstein Tweet Share Abstract: This chapter will appear as part of the forthcoming INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK ON INFORMAL GOVERNANCE (Thomas Christiansen & Christine Neuhold eds.). It examines the history of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN. ICANN is an unusual beast. When it came into existence, it faced legitimacy challenges: some were unconvinced that it was an appropriate wielder of the power it claimed, that they had any obligation to cooperate in its governance functions, or that they should comply with its pronouncements. I argue in this chapter that ICANN's key move in establishing its legitimacy was its expansion and bureaucratization. ICANN initially positioned it...

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