Negotiating Internet Governance

GLODEM Book Club

GLODEM is pleased to announce the second talk of the GLODEM Book Club, with Dr. Roxana Radu on her latest book “Negotiating Internet Governance”.

GLODEM’s new virtual book talk series, GLODEM Book Club, features leading scholars from around the globe discussing timely issues related to globalization, political economy, peace and conflict resolution, democratic governance and administration.

GLODEM invites you to the GLODEM Book Club.


Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022

Time: 17:30 (GMT+3:00)

Speaker: Dr. Roxana Radu – Departmental Lecturer in Technology & Public Policy, BSG, University of Oxford

Moderator: Merih Angin, Koç University

Zoom registration link: (advance registration required)


Title: Negotiating Internet Governance

About the Book:

This book provides an incisive analysis of the emergence and evolution of global Internet governance, revealing its mechanisms, key actors and dominant community practices. Based on extensive empirical analysis covering more than four decades, it presents the evolution of Internet regulation from the early days of networking to more recent debates on algorithms and artificial intelligence, putting into perspective its politically-mediated system of rules built on technical features and power differentials.

For anyone interested in understanding contemporary global developments, this book is a primer on how norms of behaviour online and Internet regulation are renegotiated in numerous fora by a variety of actors — including governments, businesses, international organisations, civil society, technical and academic experts — and what that means for everyday users.


About the Author: Roxana Radu is a Departmental Lecturer in Technology and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government of the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on the governance of digital technologies and internet-related policymaking. She is the author of the monograph ‘Negotiating Internet Governance’ (Oxford University Press, 2019), inspired by her work with the diplomatic community in Geneva, Switzerland. Since 2020, she has been the Program Chair of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet). Prior to joining the Blavatnik School, Roxana was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford and a Research Associate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She holds a PhD (summa cum laude) in International Relations from the Graduate Institute and an MA in Political Science (with honours) from the Central European University.


The event will be held in English via Zoom.