Today’s internet is made up of more than 48 000 networks, mostly operated by private actors. Together, they produce connectivity – a resource they all depend upon when doing business. In order to establish connectivity these competitors need to cooperate. Internet exchanges offer technical facilities for networks to “meet” and exchange traffic. I argue that internet exchanges have a specific disposition to act as organisers that facilitate the cooperation. This disposition and their organisational practices are analysed through the lens of concepts that are rooted in the economics of convention.Read More
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Conference paper "Internet interconnection: how economic sociology can inform the discourse on internet governance"
In my dissertation I analyse the social dimensions of internet interconnection. Part of my theoretical framework is a research perspective that has been coined Economics of Convention (EoC). At this year's Global Internet Governance Academic Network's symposium I presented some of the building blocks of this perspective.Read More