Realizing a New Global Cyberspace Framework

Normative Foundations and Guiding Principles

  • Rolf H. Weber

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVII
  2. Rolf H. Weber
    Pages 1-4
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 161-172

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In many respects cyberspace has created a new world. The online phenomena encompass social, cultural, economic, and legal facets. Exceeding the present Internet Governance concept the book analyses the normative foundations and guiding principles of a global cyberspace regime that includes the exchange of people, businesses, governments, and other entities. Based on this assessment and philosophical theories the book attempts to outline a model for a general legal framework enshrining key principles of civil society (such as human rights, ethics). The proposed global framework, not in the form of a multilateral treaty but a morally convincing declaration, could then be complemented by additional polycentric regulations with binding effect, developed on the basis of multistakeholder participation in a multi-layer concept.


Global Civil Society Global Cyberspace Framework Internet Governance Social Developments Traditional Legal Concepts

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  • Rolf H. Weber
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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