Summary to come.

The seminar will report on a stream of work that has been developed within the Internet Governance Forum that seeks to look at functional needs for the governance of critical Internet resources and then map these requirements onto organisational forms.

The central hypothesis is that by using a functional analysis the set of policy options for evolving the governance structures are enlarged and the rational for adopting a particular organisational form (or severla forms) can be more clearly articulated and set in a broader context of international organisations, treaties and structures.

This seminar will report on ‘work in progress’.