A Distributed Model of Internet Governance

23 Jun 2017

By Stefaan G. Verhulst

Across the world, increased internet adoption has radically altered people’s lives – creating the need for new methods of internet governance that are more effective, flexible, inclusive, and legitimate.

A new paper by GovLab co-founder and GPD Advisory Board member Stefaan Verhulst seeks to address that need, by proposing a distributed yet coordinated framework for internet governance – one which accommodates existing and emerging decision-making approaches, while also enabling broader participation by a wider range of institutions and actors.