Internet Diplomacy: Shaping the Global Politics of Cyberspace

Edited by Meryem Marzouki and Andrea Calderaro. Contributions by Francesco Amoretti; Andrea Calderaro; Jean-Marie Chenou; Maria Francesca De Tullio; Domenico Fracchiola; Katharina E. Höne; Nanette S. Levinson; Robin Mansell; Meryem Marzouki; Giuseppe Micciarelli; Nicola Palladino; Claire Peters; Krisztina Rozgonyi; Mauro Santaniello; Katharine Sarikakis And Yves Schemeil.


The governance of the internet has gained a central role in global politics, and International Cooperation is increasingly mobilized to ensure that the expansion of connectivity infrastructure, digital services and their usages also safeguards security, human rights, and economic benefits. The field is truly transnational, including a vibrant stakeholder community that plays an active role in building sustainable ‘digital sovereignty’. As a result, over the past decade, novel diplomatic practices have been adopted in negotiating technical standards, norms, regulations, and policies at the intersection of national and global priorities.

This book defines this emerging diplomatic landscape as ‘Internet Diplomacy’, a concept that entails the broad range of emerging international practices clustered around digital environments, including cybersecurity and internet governance. In broadening our view of diplomacy in the digital age, the book includes a comprehensive collection of contributions and cases addressing ‘Internet Diplomacy’. Collectively, it expands our understanding of transformations in international diplomacy and transnational digital governance, their drivers and nature, their capacity to challenge power relations, and, ultimately, the values they carry and channel onto the global scene.


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