This paper attempts to answer three questions (1) What does the emerging contention in Internet governance look like? (2) Why has contention in the Internet governance regime increased? and (3) Why has there been a shift in the underlying problem structure of the Internet governance regime? The paper points to a series of controversies to demonstrate the growing degree of contention in Internet governance.
The paper calls the shift "unprecedented among the large and increasing number of technocratic regimes essential to contemporary global governance and is, therefore, of broader interest and significance beyond Internet governance scholars and practitioners."