Jeanette Hofmann

Jeanette Hofmann

Jeanette Hofmann, political scientist, conducts research at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) on topics such as global governance, regulation of the Internet and the transformation of copyright. At the WZB she heads the project group The Internet Policy Field. The group studies the emergence of new policy fields with an empirical focus on internet politics. Jeanette Hofmann is honorary professor of internet politics at the Central Institute of Further Education at the Berlin University of the Arts (UDK). She is also a research associate at the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). In addition, she is a member of various advisory committees, among the advisory board for spatial development of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and the Council for Digital Development and Culture of Rhineland-Palatinate.

She was a member of the Enquete Commission on Internet and Digital Society of the German Bundestag from 2010 to 2013. Furthermore, she has actively contributed to the UN World Summit and is actively engaged in the Internet Governance Forum. She was one of the three founders of the WZB project group Kulturraum Internet, which began to develop a social and cultural science perspective on the internet in 1994.

Jeanette Hofmann’s latest publications focus on conceptualizing Internet Governance, the emergence of internet politics as a new policy domain in Germany and the role of trust in the global regulation of the Internet.


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