Journal articles

ten Oever, Niels. 2021. Norm conflict in the governance of transnational and distributed i­nfrastructures: the case of Internet routing Globalizations, Taylor and Francis. DOI: 10.1080/14747731.2021.1953221

ten Oever, Niels. 2021. “‘This is not how we imagined it’ – Technological Affordances, Economic Drivers and the Internet Architecture Imaginary” New Media & Society, SAGE.

ten Oever, Niels. 2018. Productive Contestation, Civil Society, and Global Governance: Human Rights as a Boundary Object in ICANN Policy & Internet.

ten Oever, Niels, and Corinne Cath. 2017. Research into Human Rights Protocol Considerations. RFC8280. 10.17487/RFC8280.

Milan, Stefania, and Niels ten Oever. 2016. Coding and Encoding Rights in Internet Infrastructure. Sociotechnical Imaginaries and Grassroots Ordering in Internet Governance. Internet Policy Review 6 (1).

Book Chapters

ten Oever, Niels. 2021. ‘The metagovernance of internet governance’. In eds. B. Haggart, N. Tusikov, and J.A. Scholte, Power and Authority in Internet Governance: Return of the State?. Routeledge Global Cooperation Series

ten Oever, N., Milan, S., & Beraldo, D. (2020). Studying Discourse in Internet Governance through Mailing-list Analysis. In D. L. Cogburn, L. DeNardis, N. S. Levinson, & F. Musiani (Eds.), Research Methods in Internet Governance. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Frank Jørgensen, Rikke., Bloch Veiberg, Cathrine., and ten Oever, Niels. (2019). ‘Information and communication technologies (ICT): Exploring the human rights impact of the ICT sector‘ in: Handbook on Human Rights Impact Assessments. Edited by. Nora Götzmann, Elgar Publishing


Knodel, Mallory., Uhlig, Ulrike., ten Oever, Niels., Cath, Corinne. (2020) How the Internet Really Works: An Illustrated Guide to Protocols, Privacy, Censorship, and Governance. No Starch Press, San Francisco, United States. 

ten Oever, Niels. (2020). Wired Norms: Inscription, resistance, and subversion in the governance of the Internet infrastructure. Ph.D thesis, University of Amsterdam


ten Oever, Niels. (2020). ‘Cybernetica, dataficatie en surveillance in de polder‘ in: Ni Dieu, Ni Maitre. Festschrift for Ruud Kaulingfreks. Waardenwerk, Journal for Humanistic Studies, SWP.

ten Oever, Niels. 2018. Up to Whose Standards? Privacy, Freedom & Human Rights, IEEE Standards University, 9 (3).

ten Oever, Niels, and Davide Beraldo. 2018. Routes to rights: internet architecture and values in times of ossification and commercialization. XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students – Pseudonimity and Anonymity Volume 24 Issue 4, Summer 2018 Pages 28-31.

ten Oever, Niels, and Kathleen Moriarty, eds. 2018. The Tao of IETF: A Novice’s Guide to the Internet Engineering Task Force. IETF.

Work in progress

Grover, Gurshabad, and Niels ten Oever. 2020. Guidelines for Human Rights Protocol and Architecture Considerations

Arkko, J., Trammel, B., Nottingham, M., Huitema, C., Thomson, M., Tantsura, M., ten Oever, N. 2020. Considerations on Internet Consolidation and the Internet Architecture

ten Oever, Niels, and Gisela Perez de Acha. 2019. Freedom of Association on the Internet

ten Oever, Niels. 2019. Notes on networking standards and politics

Knodel, Mallory, and Niels ten Oever. 2018. Terminology, Power and Oppressive Language

Martini, Beatrice, and Niels ten Oever. 2018. QUIC Human Rights Review

Abraham, Sunil., Canales, Maria Paz., Hall, Joseph Lorenzo., Khrustaleva, Olga., Ten Oever, Niels., Runnegar, Christine., Sahib, Shivan Kaul. 2018. Implementation Report for HTTP Status Code 451