Internet and Net Neutrality, the Making of a World-Society
PhD dissertation

Abstract

The Internet is a place made of worldwide interactions, and as such it is an environment of the World. Its technical specifications gather opposing views concerning relations to the World, which coincide nevertheless in the recognition of fundamental rights. The comparison of legislative measures encompassing Net neutrality around the World reveals the rise of fundamental liberties and founding taboos. These elements materialize the framework of a possible worldwide sharing of values. These values are engraved in norms and discussed in world institutions, which makes the Internet an environment conducive to the rise of a World-society, a situation where the World is the place of a society.

Net neutrality in the World Net neutrality in the World Net neutrality in the World

These maps are part of my PhD dissertation. It analyzes the emergence of a World-society through the joint futures of Internet and the World as a political entity.

Three main base maps have been used: the euclidean planisphere, a population cartogram, a cartogram mapping Internet users.

The relation between the 'mapped' thematics and the base map is therefore always meaningful.