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The Normative Order of the Internet: A Theory of Rule and Regulation Online

Matthias C. Kettemann


Online anarchy? Far from it: as this study convincingly shows, norms matter online. In a tour de force, internet law expert Matthias C. Kettemann analyses the genesis, ontology, and legitimation of rule and rules on the internet. Innovatively, the study establishes the emergence of a normative order of the internet, an order that integrates norms materially and normatively connected to the use and development of the internet at three different levels (regional, national, international), of two types (privately and publicly authored), and of different character (from ius cogens to technical sta ... More

Keywords: internet, online order, normativity, internet governance, international law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198865995
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198865995.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthias C. Kettemann, author