The medium and the movement: Digital tools, social movement politics, and the end of the free rider problem

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Abstract

This is a response to the article by Ethan Zuckerman "New Media, New Civics?" published in this issue of Policy & Internet (2014: vol. 6, issue 2). Dissatisfaction with existing governments, a broad shift to "post-representative democracy" and the rise of participatory media are leading toward the visibility of different forms of civic participation. Zuckerman's article offers a framework to describe participatory civics in terms of theories of change used and demands places on the participant, and examines some of the implications of the rise of participatory civics, including the challenges of deliberation in a diverse and competitive digital public sphere. Zeynep Tufekci responds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-208
Number of pages7
JournalPolicy and Internet
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Administration
  • Health Policy
  • Computer Science Applications

Keywords

  • Internet
  • civics
  • collective action
  • new media
  • politics
  • protest

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