[discuss] What is MSism?

Pranesh Prakash pranesh at cis-india.org
Sun Mar 30 09:55:01 UTC 2014

McTim <dogwallah at gmail.com> [2014-03-28 08:07:38 -0400]:
> <cc list trimmed as per good netiquette>
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 10:16 AM, michael gurstein <gurstein at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Tks McTim,
>> That paper does provide some clarity while overall reinforcing my central
>> point  -- multistakeholderism transfers power to the beneficiaries of the
>> Internet and away from the democracy that gives protection to everyone else.
> Your insistence that MSism is a new pheonomenon in IG ignores the
> history of the past 40 years.

Who are the "multiple" stakeholder groups in, for instance, the IETF? 
What role did civil society and business play in policy formulation in 
IG in these 40 years?  Were they "co-equals" with government?

Pranesh Prakash
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