Radical Democracy And The Internet: Interrogating Theory and Practice

Hardcover | May 22, 2007

EditorL. Dahlberg

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Radical Democracy and the Internet provides a systematic and mutual interrogation of radical democratic theory and Internet practice. Contributors critically examine a range of radical democratic theories in relation to online communication, from deliberative to agonistic to autonomist Marxist, and explore how such communication may be advancing democracy beyond what is conceptualized and practised within present liberal-capitalist political contexts. The result is an important contribution to both democratic theory and new media studies, and essential reading in politics, media studies, communications, and sociology.

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Radical Democracy and the Internet provides a systematic and mutual interrogation of radical democratic theory and Internet practice. Contributors critically examine a range of radical democratic theories in relation to online communication, from deliberative to agonistic to autonomist Marxist, and explore how such communication may be...

LINCOLN DAHLBERG is Research Fellow, School of Journalism and Communication at University of Queensland, Australia. His research interests are in media politics, Internet and political culture, public sphere theory, and discourses of digital democracy. He has published extensively in these areas and is also co-editor of New Zealand So...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:251 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:May 22, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780230007208

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Notes on Contributors * Introduction: Tracing Radical Democracy and the Internet--L.Dahlberg & E.Siapera * Globalization, Technopolitics and Radical Democracy--R.Kahn & D.Kellner * Radical Citizenship in the Republic of Technology: A Sketch--D.Barney * Civic Identity and Net Activism: the Frame of Radical Democracy--P.Dahlgren * Online Direct Action: Hactivism and Radical Democracy--T.Jordan * Between Radical and Deliberative Politics: Towards a Radical e-Democracy--J.Hands * Participation and/or Deliberation? The Internet as a Tool for Achieving * Radical Democratic Aims--J.Downey * The Internet and Discursive Exclusion: From Deliberative to Agonistic Public Sphere Theory--L.Dahlberg * Multicultural Radical Democracy and Online Islam--E.Siapera * Democracy, Postcolonialism, and Everyday Life: Contesting the 'Royal "We" Online--M.Franklin * Hegemony or Multitude? Two Versions of Radical Democracy for the Net--N.Dyer-Witheford * Internet Piracy as Radical Democracy?--M.Poster * Feminism, Communicative Capitalism, and the Inadequacies of Radical Democracy--J.Dean * Index