Governing New Frontiers in the Information Age: Toward Cyber Peace

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. The book this webinar will discuss (Schackelford, 2020) 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 also 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.
 
Shackelford, S. 2020. Governing New Frontiers in the Information Age: Towards Cyber Peace. Cambridge University Press. https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/governing-new-frontiers-in-the-information-age/4A459B41DE6F25B761E972F76BC9F947 
 

About the Speaker

Professor Scott J. Shackelford serves on the faculty of Indiana University where he is Cybersecurity Program Chair along with being Director of the Ostrom Workshop Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance. He is also an Affiliated Scholar at both the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society, as well as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, and a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations. Professor Shackelford has written more than 100 articles, book chapters, essays, and op-eds. He is also the author of Managing Cyber Attacks in International Law, Business, and Relations: In Search of Cyber Peace (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

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