This book project, drawn up in the run-up to the Internet Governance Forum organised by Germany in November 2019, clears up misconceptions about the impact and reality of the Internet and explains fact-based, vividly and practically what science knows about Internet-based communication.
The international cooperation project investigates how the Internet has changed and will continue to change societies in the USA, Europe and China.
How do scientific findings about journalistic media and social media get into the world? What criteria do science editors use to select topics? And what impact can scientific content have with it?
Nowadays, digital media play a significant role in public participation. What features of software systems influence the actions of users and in what way? And what communicative figurations of providers, developers and users decide on the design of these features?
The Herrenhausen Conference "Society through the Lens of the Digital" explored the role of the social sciences and the humanities in a society saturated with debates on the effects of digitization.
Kettemann, M. (2019): There Shall be Order! A Proposal for More Structured Normativity on the Internet. In: Data Protection Officer Blog (DPO Blog), Website, 15 March 2019 (Link)
Schmidt, J.-H. (2019): Gefilterte Wahrnehmung. Das Partizipationsparadox der sozialen Medien [Filtered Perception. The Participation Paradox of Social Media]. In: Von Wegen, No. 1, 2019. pp. 26-29.
In a digitally connected world, the question of how to respect, protect and implement human rights has become unavoidable. This contemporary Handbook offers new insights into well-established debates by framing them in terms of human rights. It examines the issues posed by the management of key Inte...
Heldt, A. (2018): Internationales Abkommen über das Internet als Raum des Gemeinwohls [International Agreement on the Internet as a Space of Public Interest]. In: JuWiss Blog: Junge Wissenschaft im Öffentlichen Recht No. 92/2018. Website. Hamburg: Bucerius Law School.
Is there a "basic right to Internet access" in Germany? Dr. Markus Oermann pursued this question in his jurisprudential dissertation "Gewährleistung der Möglichkeit internetbasierter Kommunikation. Eine Vermessung des grundgesetzlichen Schutzkonzepts [Ensuring the Possibilit...