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Dr. Milton Mueller

Syracuse University School of Information Studies

Milton Mueller is a Professor at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies, where he teaches and researches the political economy of communication and information. Mueller received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989.

Mueller's most recent research projects explore the problem of governing the Internet. His new book Networks and States: The global politics of Internet governance (MIT Press, 2010) provides a comprehensive overview of the political and economic drivers of new global politics. His acclaimed book Ruling the Root: Internet Governance and the Taming of Cyberspace (MIT Press, 2002) was the first scholarly account of the debates over the governance of the domain name system. His book, Universal Service: Competition, Interconnection and Monopoly in the Making of the American Telephone System (MIT Press, 1997) set out a dramatic revision of our understanding of the origins of universal telephone service and the role of interconnection in industry development.

His research has been cited and utilized by policymakers in the US, Europe, Hong Kong, and New Zealand. He is on the international editorial boards of the journals Telecommunications Policy, The Information Society, and Info: the journal of policy, regulation and strategy for telecommunication, information and media. He was recently elected Chair of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet).


Biography last updated December 20, 2010