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Algorithmic Transparency for the Smart City by Robert Brauneis, Ellen P. Goodman :: SSRN
Via Blake Reid, Jul 2019
"To do this work, we identified what meaningful “algorithmic transparency” entails. We found that in almost every case, it wasn’t provided. Over-broad assertions of trade secrecy were a problem. But contrary to conventional wisdom, they were not the biggest obstacle. It will not usually be necessary to release the code used to execute predictive models in order to dramatically increase transparency. We conclude that publicly-deployed algorithms will be sufficiently transparent only if (1) governments generate appropriate records about their objectives for algorithmic processes and subsequent implementation and validation; (2) government contractors reveal to the public agency sufficient information about how they developed the algorithm; and (3) public agencies and courts treat trade secrecy claims as the limited exception to public disclosure that the law requires. Although it would require a multi-stakeholder process to develop best practices for record generation and disclosure, we present what we believe are eight principal types of information that such records should ideally contain. "
algorithms  AI  governance  smart-cities  SSRN 
12 weeks ago by pierredv
Congress must grow to check the administrative state - AEI Sep 2018
"The rise of the administrative state and the corresponding decline in power of the legislative branch is much lamented, often by political conservatives, and rightly so. The executive branch so dominates policymaking that Congress often stands by as major aspects of public policy get rewritten without any change to underlying law. The country’s founders wanted the people’s representatives in the House and Senate to serve as checks on an overly assertive executive branch. Congress’s persistent failure to properly fulfill this essential constitutional role in recent years is one reason the nation’s politics are out of balance."
AEI  opinion  governance  US  politics 
september 2018 by pierredv
Is Multi-Stakeholder Internet Governance Dying? | Electronic Frontier Foundation, Dec 2017
"Over the last three months of 2017, EFF has been representing the interests of Internet users and innovators at three very different global Internet governance meetings; ICANN, the Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS), and this week in Geneva, the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF). All of these to some extent or other are held out as representing a so-called multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance. Yet in practice there are such vast differences between them—with the GCCS being mostly government-organized, ICANN being mostly privately-organized, and the IGF falling somewhere in between—that it’s difficult to see what this multi-stakeholder model really represents."

"This is one reason why EFF has generally eschewed promoting a particular model of governance by name, but rather has emphasized how fair processes with the characteristics of inclusion, balance, and accountability, can lead to better outcomes. Last month UNESCO issued a report [PDF] with a more detailed list of its own criteria of multi-stakeholder governance processes, according to which such processes should be inclusive, diverse, collaborative, transparent, flexible and relevant, private and safe, and accountable. The use of criteria such as these, rather than merely the application of the buzzword “multi-stakeholder”, enables us to critique how particular global meetings fall short in effectively involving users in the development of policies that impact them. "

"governments are increasingly bypassing civil society and concluding agreements directly with companies. "
EFF  multi-stakeholder  ICANN  GCCS  IGF  governance 
june 2018 by pierredv
Four Verities of Government - Dan Geer
Testimony of Daniel E. Geer, Jr., Sc.D. to U. S. House of Representatives Committee on Science Subcommittee on Technology Washington, DC, 11 February 1997


"I am reminded of what I know as the four verities of government:

Most exciting ideas are not important,
Most important ideas are not exciting,
Not every problem has a good solution, and
Every solution has side effects."
quotations  Dan-Geer  regulation  governance 
april 2018 by pierredv
Everything You Know About the Vulnerability Equities Process Is Wrong - Lawfare Aug 2016
Via Dan Geer, "Rubicon"

"The vulnerability equities process (VEP) is broken. While it is designed to ensure the satisfaction of many equities, in reality it satisfies none—or at least, none visible to those beyond the participants of the insular process. Instead of meaningfully shaping best outcomes, the VEP provides thin public relations cover when the US government is questioned on its strategy around vulnerabilities."
hacking  intelligence  exploits  cybersecurity  governance 
april 2018 by pierredv
The Struggle to Govern the Commons - ProQuest
Dietz, ThomasAuthor InformationView Profile; Ostrom, ElinorAuthor InformationView Profile; Stern, Paul C. Science; Washington Vol. 302, Iss. 5652, (Dec 12, 2003): 1907-12.
commons  governance 
february 2018 by pierredv
Doing internet governance: practices, controversies, infrastructures, and institutions | Internet Policy Review
Epstein, Katzenbach & Musiani
ABSTRACT
This special issue makes an argument for, and illustrates, the applicability of a science and technology studies (STS) informed approach to internet governance research. The conceptual framework put forward in this editorial and the articles composing this issue add to the mainstream internet governance scholarship by unpacking macro questions of politics and power. They do so through the analysis of the mundane and taken-for-granted practices and discourses that constitute the design, regulation, maintenance, and use of both technical and institutional arrangements of internet governance. Together, this body of work calls to rethink how we conceptualise both internet and governance.
STS  internet  governance 
march 2017 by pierredv
A fearful number | The Economist
No number strikes fear into bankers’ hearts like “311”. That is the section of America’s Patriot Act of 2001 that gives the Treasury sweeping powers to act against those who facilitate financial crime, anywhere in the world, by labelling them a “primary money-laundering concern”. For firms badly behaved or unlucky enough to be targeted, a 311 designation is more often than not a death sentence. … Another alarming feature of 311s is that there is no requirement to make detailed evidence public, or even available to a court, to justify the action. It is an administrative procedure, not a judicial one. Only the Treasury knows how much evidence it has, and how reliable it is. Moreover, there is scant recourse for those targeted. Challenges can be heard by a federal court, but the bank has to show that the action was “arbitrary and capricious”, which is especially hard to prove given the secrecy of the process.
TheEconomist  finance  law  governance  adjudication  enforcement 
june 2015 by pierredv
Australia to simplify its spectrum policy framework - POlicyTracker June 2015
"Australia's Department of Communications has published its Spectrum Review Report. The report, which has been the subject of consultations for the past year, focuses on simplified processes and greater opportunities for “market-based arrangements, including spectrum sharing and trading”."
PolicyTracker  australia  spectrum  governance 
june 2015 by pierredv
Technology Policy Institute - Delays in Release of FCC Orders Illustrate Transparency Issues
"The Federal Communications Commission’s unique custom of voting on orders not yet released to the public, and granting “editorial privileges” after approval, raises obvious transparency concerns, explains Scott Wallsten in “Administrative Procedures, Bureaucracy, and Transparency: Why Does the FCC Vote on Secret Texts?” released today by the Technology Policy Institute. Moreover, an analysis of delays in publication in the federal register after the vote suggests that edits made after the approval of an order go beyond simple copy editing and are probably of a more substantive nature. In his paper, Wallsten, TPI Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, performed an empirical analysis of FCC voting and publication delays in order to reveal how prevalent the transparency issues have been historically for the agency. "
TPI  Scott-Wallsten  FCC  governance  process  rulemaking 
march 2015 by pierredv
Fixing Flawed and Non-Existent “Editorial Privileges” | FCC.gov Mike O'Rielly March 2015
"Maybe the only good thing to come from the Commission’s net neutrality proceeding is that it shined a spotlight on a dark corner of FCC process: the flawed procedure for finalizing and releasing Commission documents after they are voted on by the Commission at an Open Meeting. Those who are not familiar with FCC procedures might think that the work ends once the Commission has voted on an item. In truth, it is just the beginning of the end. "
FCC  governance  process  rulemaking 
march 2015 by pierredv
Government Failures: Causes and Consequences | Brookings Institution
"Government failures have increased dramatically under Presidents Bush and Obama compared to their predecessors, writes Paul Light in a new paper and as illustrated by this new Brookings interactive. Unfortunately, given the underlying problems contributing to such failures, more are likely coming in the future." "Light identifies five categories of causes—policy, resources, structure, leadership, and culture—arguing that most government failures occur because of multiple causes coming together and compounding."
Brookings  government  governance  failure 
july 2014 by pierredv
Government's Most Visible Failures, 2001-2014 | Brookings Institution July 2014
"This interactive accompanies the paper titled A Cascade of Government Failures: Why the Government Fails, and How to Stop It, by Paul Light."
Brookings  governance  government  failure 
july 2014 by pierredv
Bitcoin Mining Now Dominated by One Pool
"The big news in the Bitcoin world, is that one entity, called GHash, seems to be in control of more than half of all of the mining power. A part of Bitcoin’s appeal has been its distributed nature: the idea that no one party is in control but the system operates through the cooperative action of a large community. The worry now is that GHash has too much power and that this could destabilize the Bitcoin system. Today I want to explain what has happened, why it provokes worry, and how I see the situation."
bitcoin  Ed  Felten  governance 
june 2014 by pierredv
Sign in to read: Red star rising: China's ascent to space superpower - space - 12 February 2014 - New Scientist
" The Pentagon recently acknowledged that the US military command in Africa now relies on a Chinese satellite for communications, reflecting the military's ever-larger appetite for bandwidth, which has surged in recent years as it relies increasingly on remotely operated drones and satellite radio communications." "But China's long and persistent march is not the only reason to believe the road map: the country also possesses at least two resources no other country can compete with. The first is people. [quarter million people working on space program] Another key to China's present and future success is the unique ability – granted by one-party rule – to stick to their plans longer than the political cycles of most Western governments. But perhaps the most important catalyst for Chinese innovation was being frozen out of international collaboration. "
China  space  technology  NewScientist  governance  Pentagon  DoD 
april 2014 by pierredv
H.R. 3675, the FCC Process Reform Act | Energy & Commerce Committee
he bill requires the commission to seek comment and adopt rules that: Set minimum comment periods for rulemaking proceedings; Allow time for public comment by eliminating the practice of placing large amounts of data into the record on the last day of the public comment period; Increase transparency regarding items before the commissioners; Require publication of the text of proposed rules; and, Set timelines for FCC action on certain types of proceedings - See more at: http://energycommerce.house.gov/fact-sheet/hr-3675-fcc-process-reform-act#sthash.G1E0caDX.dpuf
FCC  Congress  Bill  governance  process  reform 
march 2014 by pierredv
Radio Regulations Board (RRB), 1994-present
"The Radio Regulations Board (RRB) was created by ITU’s 1992 Additional Plenipotentiary Conference in Geneva, which undertook a wind-ranging reform of ITU. It replaced the former International Frequency Registration Board (IFRB), established by the Atlantic City Plenipotentiary Conference in 1947. As part of the 1992 changes, the administrative duties undertaken by the previous IFRB secretariat were moved into the new Radiocommunication Bureau (BR), and the complex tasks of interpreting and monitoring compliance with the Radio Regulations were given to the new RRB."
ITU  IFRB  RRB  spectrum  governance 
february 2014 by pierredv
The core Internet institutions abandon the US Government | IGP Blog
"In Montevideo, Uruguay this week, the Directors of all the major Internet organizations – ICANN, the Internet Engineering Task Force, the Internet Architecture Board, the World Wide Web Consortium, the Internet Society, all five of the regional Internet address registries – turned their back on the US government. With striking unanimity, the organizations that actually develop and administer Internet standards and resources initiated a break with 3 decades of U.S. dominance of Internet governance."
multi-stakeholder  IETF  W3C  ICANN  internet  governance 
october 2013 by pierredv
Did Verizon Short its Customers - and the FCC - $250 million (or More)? : CommLawBlog
"D. C. communications lawyers Smithwick & Belendiuk ask FCC Inspector General to take another look at 2010 consent decree that may not have been all it was cracked up to be." "despite any claims the FCC might make to “transparency”, there remain aspects of the agency’s regulatory activities which are anything but transparent"
transparency  Verizon  CommLawBlog  FCC  governance 
july 2013 by pierredv
Monitor: Zapping mosquitoes, and corruption | The Economist Tech Quarterly June 2013
"Technology and government: How the clever use of mobile phones is helping to improve government services in Pakistan" "Around 25,000-30,000 automated calls are now being made each day, and “we are gathering remarkable data on who is corrupt and where,” says Mr Saif. It is heartening that in the first two months after the scheme began, 60% of respondents said they were happy with their recent experiences of public services. That could help put anger over corruption into perspective. It is striking, too, that many complaints were over unclean offices, unclear fees for official services and petty frustrations, rather than corruption alone."
cellular  Pakistan  BigData  malaria  corruption  TheEconomist  urbanism  government  services  governance 
july 2013 by pierredv
Multistakeholderism vs. Democracy: My Adventures in “Stakeholderland” | Gurstein's Community Informatics
"Thus MSism in this instance is meant to be a substitute for/replacement of more formal processes of democracy which presumably are seen as being inadequate to deal with these 21st century issues and challenges. It is well to remember, that what is under discussion here would appear to include  fundamental elements in Internet and Information Society governance structures which ultimately will impact and direct the development of the Internet and through this (and likely other ways) impact on the future of us all. To say that the manner of operation of the T/A stakeholder group is an abrogation of fundamental principles of responsible, transparent and accountable democracy; and that it is astonishing and deeply disturbing is hardly sufficient.  Moreover, if we recognize that at least two of the other “stakeholder groups” involved in this process are by all accounts equally flawed as is the T/A one then what we are talking about is a fundamental challenge to what we understand as demo."
multi-stakeholder  Gurstein  internet  governance 
march 2013 by pierredv
Digital Enlightenment Forum
"Founded in Luxembourg in 2011, the DIGITAL ENLIGHTENMENT FORUM aims to shed light on today’s rapid technological changes and their impact on society and its governance.
It takes its inspiration from the 18th century Enlightenment period (also Age of Reason) as well as from transformations and evolutions that have taken place since then."
EU  internet  governance 
january 2013 by pierredv
Michael Geist - U.S. Seizes Canadian-Owned and Registered Domain Name
"The EasyDNS blog has an excellent - albeit scary - post on the U.S. government seizure of bodog.com, the Canadian-owned online gambling site. The domain was seized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security despite the fact that it was Canadian registered. The only U.S. connection is that the dot-com registry is located in the U.S. The move sends a message that all dot-com, dot-net, and dot-org domains are ultimately subject to U.S. jurisdiction. "
internet  governance  DNS  via:cybertelecom 
march 2012 by pierredv
Robert McDowell: The U.N. Threat to Internet Freedom - WSJ.com Feb 2012
Tag: "Top-down, international regulation is antithetical to the Net, which has flourished under its current governance model. "
internet  governance  multi-stakeholder  opinion  x:wsj 
february 2012 by pierredv
IGP Blog :: India, Brazil and South Africa call for creation of "new global body" to control the Internet
"On September 13, the three important developing country governments – India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) – who ran the conference issued a statement that shows they are openly abandoning the distributed model of the Internet and rejecting networked governance and even the new multi-stakeholder models of governmental involvement. Now they are openly pushing for a new coalition of states to control the Internet." "The real loser in all these developments, however, is the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), the UN’s putative multistakeholder nexus for reaching agreement on Internet governance issues"
via:cybertelecom  internet  governance 
september 2011 by pierredv
"Do not complicate routing security with Voodoo Economics" = IGP Blog
"the introduction of RPKI dramatically changes the existing decentralized governance model by linking resource allocation and routing"
networking  via:cybertelecom  routing  internet  governance 
september 2011 by pierredv
IPv4 Addresses Not Property, Canada Weighs in on the Nortel/Microsoft Transfer
"letter written by Industry Canada (a department of the Canadian government). . . supports the Internet Technical Communities long standing position that IP addresses are not property that can be bought and sold
microsoft  canada  internet  governance  opinion  via:cybertelecom 
april 2011 by pierredv
Violent rebellions and criminal states (PDF) - Mike Hanlon
Presented at UW Econ seminar
Abstract: A legitimate state uses violence to enforce contractual agreements within its territory. Criminal organizations may enforce transactions that are legally restricted or banned, or otherwise ignored by the legitimate state. In this sense, criminal organizations may also function as states. Legitimate states may be threatened by violent rebellions. I model how legitimate states and rebellions may settle conflict by agreeing to share the market for contract adjudication, which effectively turns the rebellion into a criminal state. Empirical evidence suggests this strategy has been a widely-employed response to rebellion during the second half of the 20th century. JEL: D74, F52, H11, K42
economics  governance  crime 
march 2011 by pierredv
Biodiversity: More complicated than you think | The Economist
Strapline: A new, giant virus is confounding old certainties Report on discovery of Cro V by Curtis Suttle et al - about the inapplicability of categorical thinking. Applied to regulation, suggests that categories of who does what shouldn't be cut & dried, e.g. market vs. government. Rather, think of functions and assign rights/responsibilities ad hoc "... CroV is not a very viruslike virus. It has 544 genes, compared with the dozen or so that most viruses sport. And it may be able to make its own proteins—a task that viruses usually delegate to the molecular machinery of the cells they infect." "Those who like their categories cut and dried may wonder whether viruses are alive or not. Wise biologists do not struggle too much with such questions. . . As for CroV, those 544 genes . . . mean its genome is bigger than those of several bacteria—creatures which everyone agrees are alive. "The problem with categorical thinking in biology is that evolution does not work like that."
genetics  biology  biodiversity  virus  science  TheEconomist  regulation  governance 
march 2011 by pierredv
The Cynefin Framework - Dave Snowden
very good intro with key ideas
Note distinction he makes between categorization and sense-making frameworks
complexity  management  regulation  governance 
december 2010 by pierredv
On Advancing the Open Internet by Distinguishing it from Specialized Services
"a letter to the FCC last week, urging the commission to clearly define distinctions between the open Internet and specialized services that prioritize online traffic. The group included Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Clay Shirky, noted tech and Internet writer and educator"
fcc  internet  governance  openness  via:gmsv  netneutrality 
november 2010 by pierredv
An index of African governance: A rum old mix | The Economist
four main criteria: “safety and the rule of law” (looking at the murder rate and corruption, among other things); “participation and human rights” (that little matter of being able peacefully to chuck out a bad government); “sustainable economic opportunity” (including such things as fiscal management, free markets and inflation); and “human development”
governance  africa  TheEconomist 
october 2010 by pierredv
The 8 worst countries on Transparency International's list - Chad - CSMonitor.com
2010 Corruption Perceptions Index, released annually by Transparency International "The 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index, released annually by Transparency International, shows northern Europe continues to be perceived as the world's least corrupt region, with six countries taking the top 10 spots. The island-state of Singapore climbed into first place this year with New Zealand and Denmark. "The United States fell behind Chile and into 22nd place, marking the first time it failed to rank in the top 20. Russia ranked worst among global powers, falling from 146th place to 154th place, tied with Cambodia. "Nearly three quarters of the 178 countries in the index were below five on a scale of 0 (high corruption) to 10 (low corruption). That means not just the following countries have a corruption problem."
statistics  transparency  corruption  governance  politics  csmonitor 
october 2010 by pierredv
DoC NTIA NOI: Global Free Flow of Information on the Internet (PDF)
Note questions at the very end about governance
"The Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force is examining issues related to the global free flow of information on the Internet and seeks public comment on government policies that restrict information flows on the Internet. Comments are due on or before November 15, 2010"
noi  NTIA  governance  filetype:pdf  media:document 
september 2010 by pierredv
Here On The Island - by Lewis Napper - A Scholarly Critique of the Style, Symbolism and Sociopolitical Relevance of Gilligan's Island
"Great works of literature often attempt to confront us with the obvious in such a way as to call the inevitable into question. Some strive to explain through metaphor that which is too complex or too abstract to state literally. Other forms seek only to capture some moment in time so that future generations may experience and learn from what has gone before them.
All of these qualities are ambitiously gathered in Sherwood Schwartz's masterwork, "Gilligan's Island." Through a thin veil of canned laughter, unpretentious slap-stick, and inexpensive production the complete modern sociopolitical predicament is brought to the light of day."
"Gilligan, the Skipper's "little buddy", embodies every extraneous governmental agency, policy and program ever foisted on innocent people anywhere."
parody  criticism  literature  tv  via:kevinschofield  governance 
may 2010 by pierredv
Peter Cullen on Privacy Accountability
"Under such a governance model, the Company is responsible for understanding the risks to individuals that comes with the processing of that individual’s data and is also responsible for mitigating those risks. Furthermore, as proposed in this paper, the company is responsible for ensuring that those processes do indeed safeguard their customer’s data. "
privacy  governance  accountability  microsoft 
march 2010 by pierredv
NET Institute Conference on Network Economics April 16, 2010
useful reference of people working in the field, with lots of links to papers
businessmodels  governance  economics  web 
march 2010 by pierredv
About the Office of Administrative Law Judges
"The Office of Administrative Law Judges performs the initial adjudicative fact-finding in Commission administrative complaint proceedings, guided by the FTC Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, relevant case law interpreting these statutes, and the FTC's Rules of Practice, 16 C.F.R. Part 3. The administrative law judge assigned to handle each complaint issued by the Commission holds pre-hearing conferences; resolves discovery disputes, evidentiary disputes and procedural disputes; and conducts the full adversarial evidentiary hearing on the record. The administrative law judge issues an initial decision which sets out relevant and material findings of fact with record citations, explains the correct legal standard, applies the law to the facts, and, where appropriate, issues an order on remedy."
ftc  governance 
march 2010 by pierredv
The Federal Trade Commission at 100: Into Our 2nd Century - Kovacic report (PDF)
Jan 2009. Result of self-assessment. Lists "seven general characteristics of
good administrative practice"
FTC  governance  filetype:pdf  media:document 
march 2010 by pierredv
16 C.F.R. Part 3 and Part 4: Rules of Practice Regarding Adjudicative ... (FTC)
Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 8 / Tuesday, January 13, 2009 / Rules and Regulations.
Amendment of Part 3 regulations
Note: "One of the most critical advantages of
administrative adjudications, and a
cornerstone characteristic of
administrative agencies, is expertise. As
detailed more fully in the NPRM, the
Congress and the Executive have long
recognized that the ability of
administrative agencies to apply their
expertise and to devote substantial
resources to complex problems calling
for specialized knowledge is a critical
advantage and an important reason for
the creation of those agencies" etc.
adjudication  FTC  governance  regulation  filetype:pdf  media:document 
march 2010 by pierredv
OpenInternet.gov - by IdeaScale
FCC site
"OpenInternet.gov is a place to join the discussion about the important issues facing the future of the Internet. Through this site you can stay connected to all Federal Communication Commission activities on the issue, and share your thoughts and ideas on open Internet."
"Your input is valued at every stage in the process. In addition to the usual methods for filing electronic comments, the Commission is allowing comments, reply comments, and ex parte comments in this proceeding to be filed by posting comments on http://blog.openinternet.gov and http://openinternet.ideascale.com. Accordingly, persons wishing to examine the record in this proceeding should examine the record on ECFS"
crowdsourcing  governance  fcc  internet  broadband 
january 2010 by pierredv
GAO-10-79 FCC Management: Improvements Needed in Communication (Jan 2010) (PDF)
GAO report on FCC, via Link Hoewing
Still stovepiped, subject to Chair manipulation of process
Questions about quality of decision making
Also workforce issues - large % of economists & engineers eligible to retire in 2011, struggle to recruit top talent
FCC  governance  filetype:pdf  media:document 
january 2010 by pierredv
Reboot.FCC.gov
"first-ever Web site dedicated to soliciting public input on ways to improve citizen interaction with the FCC"
fcc  transparency  governance 
january 2010 by pierredv
SSRN-Institutional Design, FCC Reform, and the Hidden Side of the Administrative State by Phil Weiser
Abstract:
Legal scholars have long recognized the importance of the modern administrative state, focusing intently both on the substance of regulatory law and the process of administrative law. Neither focus, however, recognizes the importance of institutional design and institutional processes as determinants of the nature and shape of administrative regulation. The era of neglect towards institutional analysis by both scholars and policymakers may well be on its last legs, as it is increasingly clear that the institutional processes used by regulatory agencies - including when to act by rulemaking as opposed to by adjudication, how to engage the public, and how to collect and share data relevant to policymaking - greatly shape the substantive outcomes of important regulatory proceedings. The emerging question will be how best to study institutional process and create a new direction for administrative law scholarship.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) represents
x:SSRN  fcc  governance  institutions 
december 2009 by pierredv
The Rise and Rise of NGOs: Implications for Research
Lester Salamon, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, and a leading authority in the field, argues that the rise of NGOs is evidence of an 'associational revolution' that might prove to be as important to the latter part of the 20th century as the rise of the nation state was to the late nineteenth century
NGOs  politics  globalization  governance 
december 2009 by pierredv
Open For Questions | The White House
"92,937 people have submitted 103,981 questions and cast 3,602,695 votes"
polling  government  transparency  web2.0  governance 
december 2009 by pierredv
The Internet Governance Forum
" Its purpose is to support the United Nations Secretary-General in carrying out the mandate from the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) with regard to convening a new forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue - the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)."
internet  governance 
december 2009 by pierredv
Internet Governance Project
" an alliance of academics that puts expertise into practical action in the fields of global governance, Internet policy, and information and communication technology"
based out of Syracuse
governance  internet  thinktank 
december 2009 by pierredv
Tuna in peril as catches reach triple the limit - environment - 12 November 2009 - New Scientist
"According to the scientists advising the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), stocks of yellowfin are being overfished. The panel of scientists will meet later this month to discuss the available data, but it may prove futile: the IOTC's member nations rejected the panel's recommended catch limits in April. " Long history of fishing organizations being toothless
resource-management  tuna  fishing  biology  NewScientist  governance 
december 2009 by pierredv
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