The Internet as a global public good and the role of governments and multilateral organizations in global internet governance

Mario Rodrigo Canazza


The Internet presents social and economic attributes of a global public good, requiring governments and multilateral organizations to play central roles in Internet governance. This article examines the Internet as a global public good, identifies the roles of governments and multilateral organizations in global Internet governance, describes the current status of multi-stakeholder governance, and proposes guidelines to improve international cooperation.


Global public goods; Economics; Social Science; Public Policy; International cooperation; Internet governance; International public policy

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