Thursday, July 27, 2006

the generative internet

There is a paper by Jonathan Zittrain on internet generativity that is causing much stir. And it's worth it.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

on fragmentation

Having mentioned fragmentation and coherence and the broader framework, where hopefully my work will fit, there is a piece by Gunther Teubner and Andreas Fischer-Lescano on the concept of fragmentation (or should I say on the often misinterpreted concept of fragmentation) that deserves proper attention. Any comments on its complexity and possible further elaborations will be much appreciated.


The nature of this blog is multifarious. It will serve as an archive of personal and other people's findings, a diary and a communication platform. It is in essence an addendum to my research activities as part of the comprehensive undertaking of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research "International Trade Regulation - From Fragmentation to Coherence" ( The latter comprises 12 research initiatives that could be broadly subsumed under the overarching pursuit for coherence in international law. My humble contribution is to the subproject "eDiversity: The Legal Protection of Cultural Diversity in a Digital Networked Environment", which is led by Christoph Beat Graber of the i-call centre of the University of Lucerne (
This blog remains however a personal endeavour and all mistakes mine.