1. Introduction. Internet governance and the resilience of the nation state Uta Kohl and Carrie Fox; Part I. Competing Narratives: 2. The universal norm of freedom of expression - towards an unfragmented internet: interview with Guy Berger; 3. Which limits on freedom of expression are legitimate? Divergence of free speech values in Europe and the US Jan Oster; 4. Nation branding and internet governance: framing debates over freedom and sovereignty Melissa Aronczyk and Stanislav Budnitsky; Part II. Solid and Porous Cyberborders: 5. Gatekeeping practices in the Chinese social media and the legitimacy challenge Lulu Wei; 6. Protecting gamblers or protecting gambling? The economic dimension of borderless online 'speech' Christine Hurt; 7. Where East meets West: censorship and cyberborders through EU data protection law Uta Kohl and Diane Rowland; 8. Cyberborders through 'code': an all or nothing affair? Dan Jerker B. Svantesson; 9. Cyberborders and the right to travel in cyberspace Graham Smith; Part III. Unpacking Internet Jurisdiction: 10. Alternative geographies of cyberspace Barney Warf; 11. Polycentrism and democracy in internet governance Jan Aart Scholte; 12. The end of territory? The re-emergence of community as a principle of jurisdictional order in the internet era Cedric Ryngaert and Mark Zoetekouw; 13. A space (partially) apart? Religious asylum and its lessons for online governance Philippe Segur; 14. Geoinformation, cartographic (re)presentation and the nation state: a co-constitutive relation and its transformation in the digital age Georg Glasze.
Can the nation state survive the internet? Or will the internet be territorially fragmented along state boundaries? This book investigates these questions.
Uta Kohl is a senior lecturer in the Department of Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth University. She has written extensively on numerous aspects of internet governance, including the monograph Jurisdiction and the Internet: Regulatory Competence over Online Activity (Cambridge, 2007). She is also a co-author of Information Technology Law (with Diane Rowland and Andrew Charlesworth, 2016), now in its fifth edition, and is the co-opted Human Rights Trustee on the board of trustees of the Internet Watch Foundation.