Research articles on Governance

Collectively exercising the right of access: individual effort, societal effect

René L. P. Mahieu, Delft University of Technology
Hadi Asghari, Delft University of Technology
Michel van Eeten, Delft University of Technology
PUBLISHED ON: 13 Jul 2018 DOI: 10.14763/2018.3.927

Attaining transparency and accountability through the right of access is a struggle; Is there a way forward through using the power of the collective?

Standard form contracts and a smart contract future

Kristin B. Cornelius, University of California, Los Angeles
PUBLISHED ON: 15 May 2018 DOI: 10.14763/2018.2.790

With widespread smart contract implementation on the horizon, there is much conversation about how to regulate this new technology. Noting the failure of contract law to address the inequities of standardised contracts in the digital environment can help prevent them from being codified further into smart contracts.

Accountability challenges confronting cyberspace governance

Jacqueline Eggenschwiler, University of Oxford
PUBLISHED ON: 20 Sep 2017 DOI: 10.14763/2017.3.712

Cyberspace governance struggles with three accountability challenges, the problem of many hands, the profusion of issue areas, as well as the hybridity and malleability of institutional arrangements. In order to address and mitigate these challenges, accountability relationships need to be consciously reframed and discursively constructed.