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Governing New Frontiers in the Information Age

Governing New Frontiers in the Information Age
Toward Cyber Peace


  • Publication planned for: November 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from November 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108427739

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  • Many pressing environmental and security threats now facing the international community may be traced to the frontiers. From climate change and cyber-attacks to the associated challenges of space weaponization and orbital debris mitigation, solutions to all of these issues have at their root some form of regulation over the 'global commons'. Yet governance over these spaces is now transitioning away from multilateral treaties to regional and bilateral accords. This book makes an original contribution by comparing and contrasting some of the principal issues facing the frontiers. It analyzes how and why existing governance structures are often failing to adequately meet global collective action problems, with special coverage on cybersecurity and Internet governance. It proposes a new way forward incorporating lessons from successful regimes as well as the interdisciplinary scholarship on polycentric governance, arguing that multi-stakeholder collaboration is imperative in order to avoid tragedies of the global commons.

    • Explains how and why the way in which we govern the frontiers is changing, and what that means for the future
    • Explores what the frontiers have in common, and how they differ
    • Demystifies the global commons and why we can no longer ignore what happens 'out there'
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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: November 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108427739
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 18 b/w illus. 12 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from November 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Cyber-What? Understanding the Roots of Cybersecurity and Other Collective Action Problems in the Information Age:
    1. Governance at the frontiers of international relations: definitions and assumptions
    2. Managing cyber attacks as a global collective action problem
    Part II. Security and Environmental Threats Facing the Frontiers: Case Studies in Commons Management and Their Application to Cybersecurity and Internet Governance:
    3. On climate change and cyber attacks: leveraging polycentric governance to help heal the planet and promote cyber peace
    4. Was Selden right? The expansion of closed seas and its consequences
    5. Governing the final frontier: a polycentric approach for managing space weaponization and debris
    Part III. Governing New Frontiers in the Information Age:
    6. The future of frontiers.

  • Author

    Scott J. Shackelford, Indiana University
    Scott J. Shackelford is Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics and Cybersecurity Program Chair at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he also directs the Ostrom Workshop Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance. He is the author of Managing Cyber Attacks in International Law, Business, and Relations: In Search of Cyber Peace (Cambridge, 2014). Both Professor Shackelford's academic work and teaching have been recognized with numerous awards, including a Harvard University Research Fellowship, Stanford University Hoover Institution National Fellowship, University of Notre Dame Distinguished Fellowship, the 2014 Indiana University Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, and the 2015 Elinor Ostrom Award.

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