The pragmatic school of thought in open science practice: A case study of multi-stakeholder participation in shaping the future of internet governance
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
The internet is a disruptive technology that continues to define our modern world. However, numerous ethical challenges remain for internet governance going forward, e.g. surveillance capitalism, terrorism and radicalisation. The â pragmaticâ school of thought in open science advocates for collaboration between diverse stakeholder groups (e.g. citizens, academics, practitioners, policymakers) to ensure an informed, and positive imprint for change. However, our understanding of how open science can be used for assimilating knowledge on complex socio-political issues remains nascent. To address this gap, we present findings from â We, the Internetâ , a global consultation project which utilised open science practices such as stakeholder-led evaluations and open access publications to engage stakeholders in dialogue around the future of internet governance. Our findings discuss emergent themes on the future of internet governance, and highlight the potential of open science to mobilise groups and combat public scepticism in policy-making.
Open science practices in information systems research , Internet governance , IT ethics , Open science , Stakeholder dialogue , Virtual work
McCarthy, S., Mahony, C., Rowan, W., Tran-Karcher, H. and Potet, M. (2021) 'The pragmatic school of thought in open science practice: A case study of multi-stakeholder participation in shaping the future of internet governance', Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, Hawaii, USA, 4-8 January, pp. 670-679. doi: 10.24251/HICSS.2021.082