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[I-coordination] Europe at a tipping point?

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Mon Dec 16 22:25:46 CET 2013


On 17/12/2013 08:08, Dr. Ben Fuller wrote:
...

> When I look around for a template on how Internet governance might work I think about HIV and AIDS. (Transparency alert: I am the dean of a faculty of HIV and AIDS Managment at a local university). There are similarities. A medical/technical problem -- the HIV virus that brings about AIDS that leads to death from opportunistic infections. A set of massive socioeconomic impacts of the disease at global, national and local levels. Both sides pursued their own trajectories in dealing with their aspect of the issue, but they often met at the same venue, stayed aware of what the other side was doing, cooperated when needed and so forth. When looking around for a framework of how to take Internet governance forward we might learn something from the experiences of HIV. 

I know little about HIV, but I suspect that you would react to
the phrases "HIV Governance" or "AIDS Governance" the way I
react to "Internet Governance". It just mixes up too many
different things under a word that only describes a few of
those things.

    Brian




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