Mauro Santaniello

Mauro Santaniello
Università degli Studi di Salerno | UNISA · Department of Political and Communication Sciences DiSPC

PhD

About

37
Publications
1,861
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
59
Citations

Publications

Publications (37)
Chapter
This chapter provides readers with a detailed overview of the IANA transition process, tracing back the steps that have led to the drafting of the transition proposal. The chapter introduces the procedural elements of the initiative describing the composition, rules of engagement, and approval procedure of the different bodies entrusted to draft th...
Chapter
This chapter focuses on the throughput legitimacy of the IANA transition process. Throughput legitimacy refers to the “black box” of a governance system, particularly the legitimacy of the processes through which the different views, interests, and positions that participants bring to a multistakeholder initiative (or, more generally, in a decision...
Chapter
This chapter investigates the concept of multistakeholderism by drawing on contributions from global and transnational governance studies, focusing on the theoretical relationship between multistakeholderism and legitimacy. The rapid spread of multistakeholderism among governance studies and practices relies on its potential to establish legitimate...
Chapter
The chapter assesses the consistency of the IANA transition process with the principle of input legitimacy considered alongside the dimensions of “inclusiveness,” “balanced representation,” and “representativeness.” Besides a traditional stakeholder analysis, an affiliation network analysis is performed in order to reach an in-depth and detailed po...
Chapter
The chapter provides the reader with the necessary case background to understand the issues at stake within the IANA transition process. First, we describe the distributed but hierarchical architecture of the DNS, what IANA functions are, and why they are core elements of the DNS. Then we move our attention to the governance of the DNS retracing th...
Chapter
This chapter clarifies the purpose of the study, which is a critical assessment of the multistakeholder model in the Internet governance ecosystem through an in-depth analysis of the so-called Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) transition, probably the most relevant Internet governance multistakeholder process that has occurred in recent ye...
Chapter
This chapter summarizes the findings from the previous analyses and discusses the overall legitimacy of the IANA transition process according to the selected normative criteria. The results suggest that despite the IANA transition’s success in removing US government oversight, it neither consisted of nor produced an improved model of multistakehold...
Chapter
The chapter assesses the output legitimacy of the IANA transition from a normative perspective. In detail, the chapter investigates whether the outputs of the process effectively achieved the intended objective, namely the transfer of the IANA functions stewardship to the Internet global multistakeholder community. Furthermore, the chapter assesses...
Book
Full-text available
This book aims to develop a critical understanding of multistakeholder governance in Internet Governance through an in-depth analysis of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) transition, the process through which the U.S. Government transferred its traditional oversight role over the Domain Name System to the global Internet community. In...
Conference Paper
IANA functions are core tasks of the Domain Name System (DNS) and ensure universal consistency between IP addresses and domain names all around the world, granting the functioning of the Internet as we know it. Since the 1998 they have been performed by Interne Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), In 2014, after years of controversie...
Article
Full-text available
The aim of this article is to analyse how the European Union (EU) evaluates its digital policies in the context of the Digital Agenda for Europe. In fact, the evaluation process, the indicators that the EU produces and uses to this aim, how it measures states’ performance in this field are all relevant issues mirroring the idea of (digital) Europe...
Article
Full-text available
Attempts to establish constitutional provisions for the Internet have been promoted since the late 1990s, mainly by the global civil society and intergovernmental organisations. More recently, a new wave of digital constitutionalism has emerged from the nation-state level, and particularly from national parliaments. In order to better understand th...
Article
Full-text available
During the last decade, several changes have been occurring in Western democracies, affecting political attitudes of both citizens and politicians. The economic crisis have been summed up to an enduring crisis of representation and legitimacy of democratic politics, leading to the affirmation of populist parties and leaders. Nevertheless socio-econ...
Conference Paper
Internet Governance is emerging as a new, important global policy domain. Within this domain, crucial clusters of issues are debated and addressed through multi-layered and heterogeneous processes, whose complexity challenges the effectiveness of policy-making as well as diplomatic action. Notwithstanding the relevance of these issues, there is a t...
Article
Full-text available
After Snowden's revelations about online mass surveillance activities led by some government agencies, a number of parliaments all over the world have embraced a process of legal formalisation of Internet-related rights and principles. This is the case, for instance, of the Brazilian «Marco Civil da Internet», the Magna Carta for Philippine Interne...
Conference Paper
Internet spread and its relevance for modern societies, the increasing of geopolitical conflicts relating to its management, and concerns generated by disclosures about mass surveillance programmes, have decisively moved Internet governance issues at the centre of the international public debate. In this scenario, one of the most important politica...
Conference Paper
Internet governance has emerged as a new important policy field. The growing reliance of contemporary societies and political systems on digital networks, the increasing geopolitical tensions about their control and the concerns for electronic mass surveillance are leading governments, institutions and public authorities to pay greater attention to...
Conference Paper
Since the early 2000s, Internet Governance (IG) has been recognized as an increasingly important global policy area, an emerging significant cluster of policy problems. Public policies developed around Internet-related issues have been marking out “Multistakeholder Governance” as a new governance framework for digital networks, one characterized by...
Article
Full-text available
In the past thirty years, the exponential rise in the number of Internet users around the word and the intensive use of the digital networks have brought to light crucial polit- ical issues. Internet is now the object of regulations. Namely, it is a policy domain. Yet, its own architecture represents a new regulative structure, one deeply affecting...
Article
From the second half of the 1980s onward, Western governments have been pursuing vigorously the implementation of digitalization policies. As a result, political institutions and administrative procedures have been progressively computerized. Even non-Western countries like China, India, and Russia have started reform processes aiming at the creati...
Chapter
The Internet Governance debate has, for a long time, been influenced by a well-defined characterization of information networks. The depiction of a decentralized network, governed on a consensual basis by distributed forms of authority, has led to focus little attention on the configuration strategies that are implemented in the network architectur...

Network

Cited By

Projects

Project (1)
Project
First of all, I am working on a project dedicated to the Internet Governance processes from a geopolitical perspective. In particular, I am interested to the european and policies and politics.