[discuss] [governance] RE: [ciresearchers] NETmundial documents online for comment

Lee W McKnight lmcknigh at syr.edu
Fri Apr 18 15:36:12 UTC 2014

+ 1, from a virtual, non-Euiclidean, but I argue, democratic dimension 
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Subject: Re: [discuss] [governance] RE: [ciresearchers] NETmundial documents online for comment

Since I do not bother being bashed, I dare to advance (borrowing from
Geometry, please recall that in the distant past I did naval
engineering) that "multistakeholder" is orthogonal to "democracy",
"participation" and so on. We make multistakeholder democratic and
participative by our own (each stakeholder's) actions.

fraternal regards


On 04/18/2014 12:05 PM, McTim wrote:
>> Clearly there is an intent to replace democratic governance with
>> multistakeholder governance. But this issue is not addressed in a forthright
>> manner anywhere in the document.
> I believer the opposite to be true.
> You and a few other folk would like to replace the 40 year old
> existing governance model of the Internet with a version of
> Westphalianism.
> --
> McTim
> "A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A
> route indicates how we get there."  Jon Postel
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