"I recommend this book to professionals in the field, as it is an exploratory analysis that is well supplemented with references to relevant sources." -- Diego Merani, Computing Reviews
"A brilliant political account of the clash between the new power of transnational Internet governance institutions and the traditional role of the nation-state as the principal mechanism of governance. Networks and States is required reading for anyone concerned about protecting Internet freedom on a global scale as these battles unfold." -- Laura DeNardis, Yale University, author of Protocol Politics: The Globalization of Internet Governance
"Networks and States is a reasoned and spirited contribution to the debates over the meaning -- indeed, the very existence -- of Internet governance. There is much to contest in it, which makes it all the more interesting and vital." -- Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law and Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University, and author of The Future of the Internet -- And How to Stop It
"Milton Mueller's account of Internet governance is innovative in its application of network theory, fascinating in its case studies, and likely controversial in its policy judgments. In short, it is exactly what policy scholarship should contribute to a major international issue." -- Peter F. Cowhey, Qualcomm Endowed Chair in Communications and Technology Policy, University of California, San Diego
About the Author
Milton L. Mueller is Professor at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies. He is the author of Ruling the Root: Internet Governance and the Taming of Cyberspace
(MIT Press, 2002) and other books.