Digital Activism and Society

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Digital Activism and Society: Politics, Economy and Culture in Network Communication focuses on the political use of digital everyday-networked media by corporations, governments, international organizations (Digital Politics), as well as civil society actors, NGOs, activists, social movements and dissidents (Digital Activism) attempting to recruit, organise and fund their operations, through Information Communication Technologies.

The series publishes books on theories and empirical case studies of digital politics and activism in the specific context of communication networks. Topics covered by the series may include, but are not limited to:

  • The different theoretical and analytical approaches of political communication in digital networks
  • Studies of socio-political media movements and activism (and hacktivism)
  • Transformations of older topics such as inequality, gender, class, power, identity and group belonging
  • Strengths and vulnerabilities of social networks and networked politics
  • ICT impact on ideology, framing, organization, and operation of political organizations and actions
  • Alternative value creation models geared toward the commons
  • New digital economic and organizational forms
  • The politics and ethics of algorithmic communication and security
  • Privacy and security in the context of the Internet of Things
  • Virtual and augmented reality protests

Case studies may include one of the following, but are not limited to:

  • Social movements
  • Actors fighting censorship
  • Insurgency and violent groups
  • Actors in protest, revolution and regime change
  • Conflict and War Coverage
  • Transparency and anti-surveillance
  • Individual cases of political advocacy in network resistance
Athina Karatzogianni
Professor, University of Leicester
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Athina Karatzogianni
University of Leicester, UK
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