Arrangements of technical architecture are also arrangements of power.
— Laura DeNardis

Laura DeNardis has written a number of books and peer-reviewed journal articles on contemporary Internet governance problems. Her book The Global War for Internet Governance, published by Yale University Press in 2014 and translated into Japanese and Chinese, is widely considered the definitive source for understanding how the Internet is already governed and, as Internet law luminary Jonathan Zittrain endorsed it, provides “an invaluable resource for anyone wishing to understand the political intricacies behind Internet protocols and the diverse group of power players vying to influence them.” It has been reviewed favorably in the journal Science, Science, Technology & Human Values, Technology & Culture, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Isis, and elsewhere, but, most importantly, has influenced policymakers from the US State Department to the Israel Ministry of Justice. Her book, Protocol Politics: The Globalization of Internet Governance, published by MIT Press in 2009, was influential in explaining how the largely hidden world of Internet protocols implicates a host of policy issues related to political processes, civil liberties, and global innovation policy. Her edited book, Opening Standards: The Global Politics of Interoperability, published by MIT Press in 2011, examines what is at stake in global debates about openness in digital information and communication technologies. Dr. DeNardis also co-authored a more technical course book, Information Technology in Theory, published in 2007 and used in information technology and engineering programs. Most recently, she published a co-edited book, The Turn to Infrastructure in Internet Governance, that examines how governments are increasingly co-opting, and even tampering with, cyber infrastructure as a proxy for political power. 

DeNardis also published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles in publications such as New Media & Society, International Theory, the Journal of Information Communication & Society, Telecommunications Policy, Policy & Internet, law journals and elsewhere, as well as book reviews in the journal Science and many academic book chapters. 

Dr. DeNardis’s most recent book, The Internet in Everything: Freedom and Security in a World with No Off Switch, was published by Yale University in January of 2020.

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