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Protocol Politics: The Globalization of Internet Governance
     

Protocol Politics: The Globalization of Internet Governance

by Laura DeNardis, L. DeNardis
 

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ISBN-10: 0262042576

ISBN-13: 9780262042574

Pub. Date: 07/31/2009

Publisher: MIT Press

The Internet has reached a critical point. The world is running out of Internet addresses. There is a finite supply of approximately 4.3 billion Internet Protocol (IP) addresses--the unique binary numbers required for every exchange of information over the Internet--within the Internet's prevailing technical architecture (IPv4). In the 1990s the Internet standards

Overview

The Internet has reached a critical point. The world is running out of Internet addresses. There is a finite supply of approximately 4.3 billion Internet Protocol (IP) addresses--the unique binary numbers required for every exchange of information over the Internet--within the Internet's prevailing technical architecture (IPv4). In the 1990s the Internet standards community selected a new protocol (IPv6) that would expand the number of Internet addresses exponentially--to 340 undecillion addresses. Despite a decade of predictions about imminent global conversion, IPv6 adoption has barely begun.

Protocol Politics examines what's at stake politically, economically, and technically in the selection and adoption of a new Internet protocol. Laura DeNardis's key insight is that protocols are political. IPv6 intersects with provocative topics including Internet civil liberties, US military objectives, globalization, institutional power struggles, and the promise of global democratic freedoms. DeNardis offers recommendations for Internet standards governance, based not only on technical concerns but on principles of openness and transparency, and examines the global implications of looming Internet address scarcity versus the slow deployment of the new protocol designed to solve this problem.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262042574
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
07/31/2009
Series:
Information Revolution and Global Politics
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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