"Global Democracy and the
Special Issue of the Journal
The seven articles in this issue focus
on the global elections held in 2000 for the governing
board of ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned
Names and Numbers. The authors examine the election
from such diverse theoretical perspective as democratic
theory, social movements, communications governance,
global democracy, and Asian development.
Hans Klein, Georgia Institute
of Technology, Editor's Introduction: "Global Democracy
and the ICANN Elections"
University of Aarhus (Denmark), "The Silent Subversive:
ICANN and the New Global Governance"
Stephen D. McDowell and Philip
E. Steinberg, Florida State
University, "Non-state Governance and the Internet:
Civil Society and the ICANN"
American University, "ICANN and Democracy: Contradictions
Wayne State University, "Geeks and Greeks"
Georgia Institute of Technology, "The Feasibility
of Global Democracy: Understanding ICANN's At-large
Seoul National University, Beyond Underdevelopment of
the Public Sphere: Democratizing Internet Governance
Review by Prof. Robert O.
Keohane of Duke University
"I am very grateful to Georgia
Tech for sending me the special issue of INFO on internet
democracy, and now that I have finally read it, very
impressed by its contents. You are to be congratulated
for one of the most thoughtful (and varied) treatments
of this subject that I have seen. My interests are broadly
on questions of global governance, rather than technology
specifically; it was good to see the ICANN issue discussed
so well in terms of political theory."
for downloadable versions of articles (offsite link).
[This issue is no longer available for free.]