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Reformation Online communities are reforming global and local power relationships
Communities in context Online communities operate in the context of the social & political worlds in which they are developed
Reformation Online communities are not exempt from the rules and norms of the world
Rise of Global Network Governance <ul><li>The rise of Global Network Governance is a process… </li></ul><ul><li>Shaped by states, but not controlled by them </li></ul><ul><li>Shaped by corporations, individuals, non-governmental organizations, and other groups </li></ul>
Rise of Global Network Governance <ul><li>So far, no entity trumps the others </li></ul><ul><li>Realists claim the State holds the trump card </li></ul><ul><li>Marxists claim that it Capital is in the driver’s seat </li></ul>
Rise of Global Network Governance History shows ultimately it is the People who are in charge and new connective technologies only increase their power and ability to organize collective action “ Panarchy: Governance in the Network Age ” - Paul Hartzog