What kind of activist are you?: Positioning, power and identity in political online activism in Europe
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)
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:  middle-class activists in Sweden fighting to save their bathhouse;  student protests in Austria; and  anti-fascist protests in East Germany.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Krems: Danube-University Krems , 2012. 165-177 p.
activism, Internet, radical democracy, contestation
Human Aspects of ICT
Research subject Media and Communication Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-206268ISBN: 978-3-90250525-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-206268DiVA: diva2:676561
CeDEM12, Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, Krems, Austria, 3-4 May 2012