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was a visiting fellow at the NCDG during the fall of 2003. He is
a lecturer and head-assistant at Institute of Political Science,
Department of International Relations, at the University of Zurich,
Switzerland. Before defending his dissertation in spring 2003, Marc
served as a member of the Editorial Committee of the Swiss Political
Science Review and published as a journalist on several
Internet-related topics. From 1995 to 1998, he worked as a research
associate at Institute of Political Science and co-founded the Unit for
Internet Studies, a virtual think-thank focusing on matters related to
research interests include the increasing capability of the private
sector to act as a key alternative producer of governance functions in
international affairs, or the increasing willingness (need?) of
traditional nation-states to share their powers with private actors in
this domain respectively. In his dissertation, Holitscher asks why
hybrid governance arrangements in the field of the new communications
technologies develop on a global scale and what the driving forces are.
The theoretical framework of his work combines recent approaches to
global governance with positive theories of regulation. Against this
background, Holitscher explains why ICANN was finally founded as an
international private organization while any intergovernmental solution
has been successfully avoided by the US-government.
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