No Agreement on Internet Governance

Posted on September 17, 2005 - 7:55pm :: Social Threefolding | Conscious
Gustavo Capdevila Sep 12, 2005 | Inter Press Service (IPS) TF! Editorial Comment: We have been regularly commenting on the emergent qualities of global civil society as a third social force alongside States and Markets. Global social phenomena are reinforcing this new map of the social terrain, although existing social structures and processes still have a long way to go. As discussed in the article below, tensions are evident in the World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS) as it tries to address the information gap and internet governance among others. But it is perhaps more interesting to note the formal participation of government, business and civil society--each bringing a different (though sometimes convergent) point of view to the process.