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<nettime> Multistakeholderism Vs Democracy

a small contribution on the workings on stakeholder democracy in practice - or how an area of exclusion can be built using the rhetoric of inclusion


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From: michael gurstein [mailto:gurstein {AT} gmail.com]
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Subject: Multistakeholderism vs. Democracy: My Adventures in

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Multistakeholderism vs. Democracy: My Adventures in âStakeholderlandâ

by Michael Gurstein

In advanced circles discussing future forms of governance and
particularly governance structures in areas impinging on or being
impinged upon by the Internet, one of the most widely discussed and
promoted is that of Multistakeholderism (MSism). This is presented
as the successful model on which the Internet has been built and
thus the model through which the Internet should continue to be
managed, and given its success in this area it is a model which
is increasingly seen as being attractive and applicable in wider
and wider areas including for example, environmental management,
sustainable development, climate change adaptation, privacy regulation and the range of seemingly intractable issues with which the modern polity is confronted.

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