Digital technologies have prompted the emergence of new modes of
regulation and governance, since they allow for more decentralized
processes of elaboration and implementation of norms. Moreover, the
Internet has been raising a wide set of governance issues since it
affects many domains, such as individual rights, public liberties,
property rights, economic competition, market regulation, conflict
management, security and the sovereignty of states. There is
therefore a need to understand how technical, political, economic
and social norms are articulated, as well as to understand who the
main actors of this process of transformation are, how they
interact and how these changes may influence international rulings.
This book brings together an international team of scholars to
explain and analyse how collective regulations evolve in the
broader context of the development of post-modern societies,
globalization, the reshaping of international relations and the
profound transformations of nation-states.