Internet Governance - Balancing Freedom & Security Online

Ida Ørum Groth, Sebastian Stryhn Kjeldtoft, Sebastian Møller Lykke & Toke Andersson Dalsgaard Nielsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


As the Internet is permeating every layer of society in western democratic states, governments are beginning to realize not only the vast opportunities of the Net, but also its destructive capabilities. This project examines how states are struggling to balance freedom and security, while upholding their Social Contract in cyberspace, as the Internet’s borderless structure is challenging the geographical nature of the state. Using theories from Barry Buzan and Jan Aart Scholte as a framework for analyzing the globalizing Internet, we show how governments are working on two separate Institutional and Militaristic levels in regards to Internet Governance. We conclude that states need to merge these two levels, if they wish to uphold their Social Contract with their citizens in the age of the Internet.

UddannelserGlobal Studies, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato18 jan. 2012


  • Internet Governance
  • Internet
  • Security
  • Freedom