Jeanette Hofmann

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Jeanette Hofmann is the Senior Internet Governance researcher as well as the head of the Innovation Department organizer and the Social Sciences Center for Research head.[1] Ms. Hofmann is also an ESRC Research officer at Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation of London School of Economics and Political Science. She has been part of the ICANN community for many years now serving as a nominating committee.[2] Ms. Hofmann occasionally teaches at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.[3]

Her research interests include Uncertainty and risk, Risk governance, Transnational regulation and private authority, Standard setting for information and communication technologies, Domain interests: Internet governance, regulation of knowledge (copyright law).[4][5]


She became involved with ICANN as a researcher and as an "At Large Membership" Activist, just a few years after ICANN was founded. She was a European Candidate in ICANN's first online election in 2000. After which she also participated and worked with an NGO and Academic Science Group called NAIS, from where she did work to shape ICANN's At Large Membership Structure. She served on ICANN's NomCom in 2004 and 2005.[6] Ms. Hoffman joined WSIS Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus in 2003. Throughout 2004 and 2005 she served, together with Adam Peake, as co-coordinator of the IG caucus. During the same period, she was a member of the German delegation to the World Summit representing the German WSIS civil society coordination group (WKK).[7]

She has also been:

  • Member of the Enquete Commission of the German Parliament on Internet and Digital Society.
  • Internet Governance Project, Partner, 2005-2008.
  • GigaNet, Network of Internet researchers, Vice Chair of steering committee, 2007.[8]

Selected Publications

  • 'Et in Arcadia Ego: From Techno-Utopia to Cybercrime' published in Hood, Christopher, Margetts, Helen and Perri 6 (eds), Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reforms, Oxford University Press, pp 81-100. (2010)
  • 'The Libertarian Origins of Cybercrime: Unintended Side-Effects of a Political Utopia', CARR Discussion Paper 62. (2010)
  • 'Transnational governance spirals: the transformation of rule-making authority in Internet regulation and corporate financial reporting' in Critical Policy Studies 4 (1): 18-37. (2010)
  • Discussion Paper SP III 2007-107, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, 67 S.
  • 'ICANN, in: Global Information Society Watch 2007.' S. 39-47.
  • "Governing the Internet: The Quest for Legitimate and Effective Rules", in: Achim Hurrelmann, Stephan Leibfried, Kerstin Martens, Peter Mayer (Hg.), Transforming the Golden Age Nation State, Basingstoke: Palgrave, S. 130-151. (2007)
  • (Trans-)Formations of Civil Society in Global Governance Contexts - Two case studies on the problem of self-organization. (2005)
  • Internet Governance: A Regulative Idea in Flux. (2005) [9]


Ms. Hofmann holds a PhD in Political Science.

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