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The Digital Deciders

The Digital Deciders


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Today, the global and open model for the internet is under pressure, and we risk drifting towards an internet that we do not want. Amidst a massive global dialogue about cyber norms we are losing sight of the forest in favor of individual trees. The ultimate prize is not individual norms about what should be attacked and by whom, but instead the norm that the internet should be a place that is global and open to the free flow of content, not narrowly sovereign and closed. The ultimate trajectory of this process will depend just as much, if not more, on domestic developments in a group of undecided states that we coin the "Digital Deciders."

This report offers a data tool to help analyze these Digital Deciders and provides a background and context for this broad debate.

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International and Area Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

The Digital Deciders



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