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[ NNSquad ] Re: Joly MacFie (ISOC-NY): Milton Mueller on Chehadi "Bonapartism"

Just to be clear, this a quote from the article, I take no credit apart from the quoting thereof..


On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 2:19 PM, Lauren Weinstein <lauren@vortex.com> wrote:

Without addressing Joly's specific points or the linked article
referenced below, I believe it is fair to say that perceived
shortcomings in ICANN's decision-making process (of late, in
particular, especially regarding their massive gTLD expansion scheme
and associated conflicts of interest) clearly has provided ammunition
to players who would very much like to see the more radical aspects of
awful ITU-related proposals put into force.  I have long urged that we
work to create new, purpose-built multi-stakeholder frameworks better
serving the entire Internet community than ICANN has shown itself
capable of doing recently.  These suggestions have been resisted
largely using the "devil we know is better than the devil we don't
know" argument.  Well, say hi to the ITU.

As we sow so shall we reap.


----- Forwarded message from Joly MacFie <joly@punkcast.com> -----

Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 05:42:13 -0500
From: Joly MacFie <joly@punkcast.com>
Subject: Milton Mueller on Chehadi "Bonapartism"
Reply-To: joly@punkcast.com


The worst part of this is that ICANN's new CEO seems utterly clueless
as to why global governance institutions should not behave in this
way. Chehadi does not seem to understand that neither ICANN the
corporation nor its CEO is a policy maker or 'decider;' ICANN the
corporation is supposed to be a vehicle for convening a *global
community* to make policies, using structured and balanced forms of
representation and a fixed, fair process.  By discarding process and
improvising, Chehadi probably thinks he is a hero riding to the rescue
to cut through problems blocking implementation; in fact, he is just
pioneering a new form of Bonapartism. We don't need guys on white
horses with grand delusions that they can solve the problems of
democracy with a coup. This has dangerous implications for the future,
given ICANN's lack of structural accountability.

Joly MacFie  218 565 9365 Skype:punkcast
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----- End forwarded message -----

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 VP (Admin) - ISOC-NY - http://isoc-ny.org
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