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Networked governance and the regulation of expression on the internet: the blurring of the role of public and private actors as content regulators

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ben FarrandORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Taylor and Francis, 2013.

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This editorial provides an overview of the themes of network governance and content regulation that are expanded upon in the subsequent articles, identifying key issues and concerns that are prevalent in the literature in this field. In particular, this text considers governance not as an Internet-specific phenomenon, but as a global phenomenon, identifying and discussing literature pertaining to governance both online and offline, and providing examples of theories that seek to explain these forms of governance. Focusing on the interaction between public and private actors in content regulation, this editorial highlights that content regulation is a complex and contested issue that cannot be separated from its social and cultural contexts, and provides an overview of the articles contained.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Farrand B, Carrapico H

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Information Technology and Politics

Year: 2013

Volume: 10

Issue: 4

Pages: 357-368

Print publication date: 01/10/2013

Online publication date: 18/09/2013

Date deposited: 06/04/2019

ISSN (print): 1933-1681

ISSN (electronic): 1933-169X

Publisher: Taylor and Francis


DOI: 10.1080/19331681.2013.843920


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