Winner of the

Global Rules for Emerging Issue Domains: Negotiating the Governance of the Internet

Dr Roxana Radu


PhD thesis defended at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, (December 2016), under the supervision of Professor Thomas J. Biersteker

Dr Radu’s thesis deals with the evolution of the internet and its preservation of integrity as a single network, despite its fragmented nature and with authoritative decision-making from different sources. This thesis sets out a novel, comprehensive framework for theorising a nascent policy field and for analyzing its evolution empirically.

Roxana Radu is Programme Manager at the Geneva Internet Platform and Research Associate at the Graduate Institute’s Programme for the Study of International Governance. She currently serves as Chair of Internet Society – Switzerland. She holds a PhD in International Relations from the Graduate Institute and an MA in Political Science from the Central European University. Her research and publications explore global governance and internet policy-making.

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