[kictanet] Fwd: [Internet Policy] Multi-stakeholder models used to favor corporate capture

Barrack Otieno otieno.barrack at gmail.com
Thu Jan 20 10:58:53 EAT 2022


Interesting perspective on Multistakeholderism.


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From: Richard Hill via InternetPolicy <internetpolicy at elists.isoc.org>
Date: Wed, Jan 19, 2022 at 4:09 PM
Subject: [Internet Policy] Multi-stakeholder models used to favor corporate
To: ISOC Internet Policy <internetpolicy at elists.isoc.org>

A recent book documents how multi-stakeholder models have been used in many
areas in order to favor greater corporate influence, see:


I cite from that web page:

"From health, to food and agriculture, from education to internet, from
environment to public services and human rights, the research shows that
decisions made in these Multistakeholderism mechanisms as well as in
captured multilateral institutions, have direct impact on on people's
health, children's education, digital rights, access to basic public
services and human rights in the territories, including the right to a
healthy environment.

"By dislocating the locus of key policy decisions from the multilateral
system into mixed mechanisms where the private sector rules-with the support
of some states, international institutions, and big philanthropists-the
phenomenon of "multistakeholderization" of the global governance has become

The book includes a chapter on Internet governance (full disclosure: I
contributed to that chapter).


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