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Biography of Marc Holitscher,, Research Associate, International Relations Department, University of Zurich

Marc is a lecturer and head-assistant at Institute of Political Science, Department of International Relations, at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Before that, Marc was a Senior Fellow at Harvard's National Center for Digital Government and served as a member of the Editorial Committee of the Swiss Political Science Review. He regularly publishes 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 Internet Governance.

Marc's 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 the dissertation he wrote about ICANN, Marc 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, Marc 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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