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Digital Platform Regulation

Global Perspectives on Internet Governance

Palgrave Macmillan
  • This is an Open Access book

  • Provides an in-depth exploration of global policy and governance issues related to digital platform regulation

  • Connects research in platform studies to questions of public policy

  • Explores a wide range of digital communication platforms such as social media, search engines and app stores

Part of the book series: Palgrave Global Media Policy and Business (GMPB)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    • Terry Flew, Fiona R. Martin
    Pages 1-21Open Access
  3. Holding the Line: Responsibility, Digital Citizenship and the Platforms

    • Lelia Green, Viet Tho Le
    Pages 85-109Open Access
  4. Digital Platforms as Policy Actors

    • Pawel Popiel
    Pages 131-150Open Access
  5. State Actor Policy and Regulation Across the Platform-SVOD Divide

    • Stuart Cunningham, Oliver Eklund
    Pages 191-208Open Access
  6. Regulating Discoverability in Subscription Video-on-Demand Services

    • Ramon Lobato, Alexa Scarlata
    Pages 209-227Open Access
  7. Self-regulation and Discretion

    • Nicolas Suzor, Rosalie Gillett
    Pages 259-279Open Access
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 311-319

About this book

This Open Access volume provides an in-depth exploration of global policy and governance issues related to digital platform regulation. With an international ensemble of contributors, the volume has at its heard the question: what would actually be involved in digital platform regulation?’. Once a specialised and niche field within internet and digital media studies, internet governance has in recent years moved to the forefront of policy debate. In the wake of scandals such as Cambridge Analytica and the global ‘techlash’ against digital monopolies, platform studies are undergoing a critical turn, but there is a greater need to connect such analysis to questions of public policy. This volume does just that, through a rich array of chapters concretely exploring the operation and influence of digital platforms and their related policy concerns. A wide variety of digital communication platforms are explored, including social media, content portals, search engines and app stores.

An important and timely work, ‘Digital Platform Regulation’ provides valuable insights into new global platform-orientated policy reforms, supplying an important resource to researchers everywhere seeking to engage with policymakers in the debate about the power of digital platforms and how to address it.

Keywords

  • digital platforms
  • internet governance
  • digital platform regulation
  • algorithmic governance
  • media policy
  • digital economy
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Media and Communication, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

    Terry Flew, Fiona R. Martin

About the editors

Terry Flew is Professor of Digital Communications and Culture at The University of Sydney. He is the author of 14 books, including Regulating Platforms (2021) and Understanding Global Media (2018). 

Fiona R. Martin is Associate Professor in Online and Convergent Media at the University of Sydney, Australia. She is the author of Mediating the Conversation (2022), co-author of Sharing News Online (2019) and co-author and editor of The Value of Public Service Media (2014).


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Digital Platform Regulation

  • Book Subtitle: Global Perspectives on Internet Governance

  • Editors: Terry Flew, Fiona R. Martin

  • Series Title: Palgrave Global Media Policy and Business

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95220-4

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Literature, Cultural and Media Studies, Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-95219-8Published: 25 May 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-95222-8Published: 25 May 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-95220-4Published: 23 May 2022

  • Series ISSN: 2634-6192

  • Series E-ISSN: 2634-6206

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 319

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Media Policy and Politics, Digital and New Media

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)