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What kind of activist are you?: Positioning, power and identity in political online activism in Europe
Karlstads universitet, Avdelningen för medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap. (HumanIT)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5097-6218
IT University, Copnehagen.
University of Salzburg.
Donau-universität, Krems.
2012 (English)In: CeDem2012. Conference on E-Democracy and Open Government / [ed] Parycek, P & Edelmann, N, Krems: Danube-University Krems , 2012, 165-177 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this article we examine the different forms of activism using information and communication technologies for representation of different political positions. Within the framework of radical democracy (Laclau & Mouffe 1985) we develop a typology of contemporary activism. The results are based on three qualitative case studies of political activism where digital communication played an important role: [1] middle-class activists in Sweden fighting to save their bathhouse; [2] student protests in Austria; and [3] anti-fascist protests in East Germany. 

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Krems: Danube-University Krems , 2012. 165-177 p.
Keyword [en]
activism, Internet, radical democracy, contestation
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Human Aspects of ICT
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-206268ISBN: 978-3-90250525-5OAI: diva2:676561
CeDEM12, Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, Krems, Austria, 3-4 May 2012
Available from: 2012-02-17 Created: 2013-08-29 Last updated: 2015-05-21Bibliographically approved

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