Global Expression Governance: The Norms of a Global Regime

  • Ben Wagner
Part of the Law, Governance and Technology Series book series (LGTS, volume 28)


If the ‘global default exists as was argued in previous chapters, which norms define this regime? The following chapter will attempt to sketch out the three key norms that keep reappearing in the international debate on freedom of expression before attempting to provide an overarching analysis of how the normative regimes and governance interact. Based on the previous analysis it has become evident that three key narratives keep returning to debates on freedom of expression: children, memory and sexuality. The analysis in turn will then explore aspects of social and political theory – based in particular on Michelle Foucault – in attempting to understand how and why these narratives have become so prominent and what role both play in wider debates on governing the Internet.


Child Abuse Child Sexual Abuse Child Pornography Wide Debate Great Agency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ben Wagner
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  1. 1.Centre for Internet & Human RightsEuropean University ViadrinaFrankfurtGermany

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