Milton Mueller

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Milton Mueller is a Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy. His interests are in the fields of political economy of communication and information, using the theoretical tools of property rights analysis, institutional economics, quantitative social science methods and historical social science methods. He also has a longstanding interest in the history of communication technologies and global governance institutions.

He has participated in ICANN since 1997 and the WSIS Summits and Prepcons since 2003.[1] Mueller has played a leading role in organizing and mobilizing civil society in ICANN.[2]

Current Positions

  • Governing Board, Center for Convergence and Emerging Network Technologies (CCENT)
  • Chair, Scientific Committee, The Internet Governance Project
  • Chair, Steering Committee, Global Internet Governance Academic Network[3]
  • Councillor, Executive Committee, Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group, ICANN[4]

Work

Mueller's most recent research projects explore the efforts of citizens and activists to shape communication and information policy, both globally and nationally.[5]

His book, Ruling the Root: Internet Governance and the Taming of Cyberspace (MIT Press, 2002) is recognized as the first scholarly account of the Internet governance debates.[6]

Mueller was a co-founder, with Kathy Kleiman, of the Noncommercial Users Constituency (NCUC) and was its chair from 2003 - 2005.[7] He was elected to ICANN’s GNSO Council and has worked on various task forces related to new TLDs. Mueller is on the Advisory Council of the Public Interest Registry.[8]

Publications

His research has been cited and utilized by policymakers all over the world. He is on the international editorial boards of many telecommunication policy journals.[9]

Books

  • Networks and States: The global politics of Internet governance[10]
  • Securing Internet Freedom: Security, Privacy and Global Governance[11]
  • Ruling the Root: Internet governance and the taming of cyberspace[12]

Selection of Journal Articles

  • Critical resource: An institutional economics of the Internet addressing-routing space[13]
  • Disrupting Global Governance: The Internet Whois Service, ICANN, and Privacy[14]
  • Info-communism? Ownership and Freedom in the Digital Economy[15]
  • Democratizing Global Communication? Global Civil Society and the Campaign for Communication Rights in the Information Society[16]
  • IP addressing: The Next Frontier of the Internet Governance Debate[17]
  • Competing DNS Roots: Creative Destruction or Just Plain Destruction?[18]

Awards and Grants

  • 2010 - Deep Packet Inspection and the Governance of the Internet, U.S. National Science Foundation[19]
  • 2009 - Distinguished Research Award, ITERA View website[20]
  • 2006 - Internet Governance Project (Ford Foundation)[21]
  • 2004 - Movement in the Making: Transnational Collective Action in Internet policy[22]
  • 2002 - Reinventing Media Activism (Ford Foundation)[23]

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School - 1989
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School - 1986
  • B.A., Columbia College, Chicago - 1976

References

  1. internet governance forum [IGF - Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group Nominations]
  2. Dr. Milton Mueller, Syracuse University, NCUC Representative (USA - New York)
  3. MILTON L. MUELLER ACADEMIC CV
  4. GNSO.ICANN.org
  5. Professor Milton L. Mueller Profile - ischool.syr.edu
  6. internetgovernance.org
  7. internetgovernance.org
  8. Dr. Milton Mueller, Syracuse University, NCUC Representative (USA - New York)
  9. Professor Milton L. Mueller Profile - ischool.syr.edu
  10. Milton Mueller Publications
  11. Milton Mueller Publications
  12. Milton Mueller Publications
  13. Milton L Mueller (2010) Critical resource: An institutional economics of the Internet addressing-routing space, 405-416. In Telecommunications Policy 34 (8).
  14. Milton L Mueller, Mawaki Chango (2008) Disrupting Global Governance: The Internet Whois Service, ICANN, and Privacy, 303-325. In Journal of Information Technology & Politics 5 (3).
  15. Milton L Mueller (2008) Info-communism ? Ownership and Freedom in the Digital Economy, 1-25. In First Monday 13 (4).
  16. Milton L Mueller, Brenden N Kuerbis, Christiane Pagé (2007) Democratizing Global Communication ? Global Civil Society and the Campaign for Communication Rights in the Information Society, 267-296. In International Journal of Communication.
  17. [Milton L Mueller (2006) IP addressing: The next frontier of internet governance debate, 3-12. In Info 8 (5). Milton L Mueller, John Mathiason, Hans Klein (2007) The Internet and Global Governance: Principles and Norms for a New Regime, 237- 254. In Global Governance 13 (2).]
  18. Milton L Mueller (2002) Competing DNS Roots: Creative Destruction or Just Plain Destruction?. In Journal of Network Industries 3 (3).
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  23. Milton Mueller Awards and Grants