By Dan Mercea
The ebook examines the hugely dynamic conversation ecology of modern contentious politics and its increasing electronic footprint. First, it seems to be on the attainment of democratic citizenship via perform as road protests allure mammoth numbers of fans who narrate their involvement or consider the claims and the consequences of collective motion on social media. Secondly, it considers the ramifications for modern democracy coming up from the large-scale uptake of social media via variegated protest networks, which now not pivot at the coordination potential of bureaucratic circulate firms. The e-book ties those points jointly to suggest that contentious politics could be a fertile flooring for revolutionary civic participation.
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3 I begin to delve into the networked communication of collective action choreographed by Social Movement Organisations (SMOs). Drawing on various Internet applications, SMOs have been able to enhance their capacity to coordinate collective action (Ayres 1999; van Aelst and Walgrave 2002) and diversify their action repertoires (van de Donk et al. 5). By the same means, SMOs have come into closer contact with participants in their actions, transcending previous spatial, temporal and socio-cultural confines (Castells 2009; van Laer and van Aelst 2010; Lievrouw 2011; Howard and Hussain 2013).
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Civic Participation in Contentious Politics: The Digital Foreshadowing of Protest by Dan Mercea