The role of the rule of law in virtual communities

This article comes from a core chapter of my PhD and will be published in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. You can view the pre-print here: The Role of the Rule of Law in Virtual Communities (forthcoming BTLJ 2011) (PDF). There is a severe tendency in cyberlaw theory to delegitimize state intervention in the governance[…]

PhD thesis: digital constitutionalism and the role of the rule of law in the governance of virtual communities

How should we regulate the exercise of private governance power in virtual communities? This thesis provides a normative framework based upon the broad ideals of the rule of law through which to conceptualise the tensions about governance that arise in virtual communities.