[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

INT-LAW Do Global Networks Threaten Local Values? (Max-Planck papers)(fwd)

Vielleicht interessierts jemanden, voila:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2000 11:16:47 -0500 (CDT)
From: Lyonette Louis-Jacques <llou@midway.uchicago.edu>
Reply-To: int-law@listhost.ciesin.org
To: Foreign & International Legal Research <int-law@listhost.ciesin.org>
Subject: INT-LAW Do Global Networks Threaten Local Values? (Max-Planck

Hi again all - while looking around some more at the Max Planck Project
Group on the Law of Common Groups' web site, I found links from their
"Research" page to more good stuff...:-)  They have the full text of
research papers on "Global Networks and Local Values" at:


Here's a description of the research project:

   Opportunities and risks are twins. There are few who would deny the
   opportunities provided by global networks in general and the Internet
   in particular. But many fear the concomitant risks, or what they
   perceive as risks. Racist speech, pornography, and misuse of personal
   data rank highest in public awareness. Some concerns are almost
   universal, such as child pornography. With respect to others there are
   at least differences of degree. In the light of its history, Germany
   has actually banned right-wing publications that would be allowed,
   even if not admired, in the United States. On the other hand,
   Americans in large numbers deem material pornographic which most
   Germans would find inoffensive. Privacy is also interpreted in
   different ways in these two societies. These contrasts lead some to a
   stark and simplistic assertion: global networks threaten local values.
   The reality of global networks, and of their interrelation with local
   values, is much more complex. 

And the related papers available in full text as PDF files and forthcoming
in the following book:

   Christoph Engel/Kenneth H.Keller (eds.):
   Governance of Global Networks in the Light of Differing Local Values
   (Law and Economics of International Telecommunications [volume number
   to be specified])
   Baden-Baden (Nomos) 2000

     * Bernd Holznagel, Responsibility for Harmful and Illegal
       Content as well as Free Speech on the Internet in the United
       States of America and Germany.
     * Herbert Burkert, Privacy-Data Protection - A
       German/European Perspective.
     * Robert Gellman, Privacy and Harmonization.
     * Joachim Wieland, Freedom of Information.
     * Jacques Arlandis, The Clerk, the Merchant and the
     * Jeffrey Abramson, Democracy and Global Communications.
     * Hans-Heinrich Trute, The Impact of Global Networks on
       Political Institutions and Democracy.
     * Tommy Tranvik, Michael Thompson and Per Selle, Doing
       Technology (and Democracy) the Pack-Donkeys Way: The Technomorphic
       Approach to ICT Policy.
     * Jack Goldsmith, The Internet, Conflicts of Regulation,
       and International Harmonization.
     * Wolf Osthaus, Local Values, Global Networks and the
       Return of Private Law - On the function of Civil Law and Private
       International Law in Cyberspace.
     * Klaus W. Grewlich, Conflict and good Governance in
       "Cyberspace" - Multi-level and Multi-actor Constitutionalisation.

And forthcoming in:
   Christoph Engel/Kenneth H.Keller (eds.):
   Understanding the Impact of Global Networks on Local Social, Political
   and Cultural Values
   (Law and Economics of International Telecommunications [42])
   Baden-Baden (Nomos) 2000

     * Wolfgang Kersting, Global Networks and Local Values. Some
       Philosophical Remarks from an Individualist Point of View.
     * David J. Farber, Predicting the Unpredictable Technology
       and Society. 
     * Paul A. David, The Internet and the Economics of Network
       Technology Evolution.
     * Michael Hutter, The Commercialization of the Internet. A
       Progress Report.
     * Dirk Baecker, Networking the Web.
     * Michael Thompson, Global Networks and Local Cultures:
       What are the Mismatches and what can be done about them?
     * Kenneth Keniston, Cultural Diversity or Global
       Monoculture. The Information Age in India.
     * Miles Kahler, Information Networks and Global Politics.
     * Raymund Werle, The Impact of Information Networks on the
       Structure of Political Systems.
     * Saskia Sassen, The Impact of the Internet on Sovereignty:
       Unfounded and real Worries.
     * Christoph Engel, The Internet and the Nation State.
     * Lorenz Müller, Global Networks and local Values.


int-law@listhost.ciesin.org : Use this address for postings and replies -
Email text body 'unsubscribe int-law' to: majordomo@listhost.ciesin.org