Hatfield School of Government. Division of Political Science
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Political Science
1 online resource (viii, 154 pages)
Internet -- Access control -- Government policy -- United States
This paper examines national Internet control from a policy regime perspective. The mechanisms through which governments attempt to control the Internet may be developed and implemented by different institutions and agencies, or fall outside of a formal regulatory structure entirely. As such, the totality of the institutions and practices of national Internet control is better conceptualized not as a regulatory regime, but as a control regime. After a survey of the critical policy and control dimensions, a six-part typology of control regimes is proposed. The purpose of this study and typology is exploratory. With comparative research about Internet control regimes at a relatively early stage, this paper aims to enable the formation of concepts and hypotheses about the interrelationship, or co-presence, of key distinguishing variables in different Internet control regimes.
Hunt, Richard Reid, "Moving Beyond Regulatory Mechanisms: A Typology of Internet Control Regimes" (2014). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1801.