Radical Democracy and the Internet: Interrogating Theory and Practice

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Lincoln Dahlberg, Eugenia Siapera
Palgrave Macmillan, Jun 15, 2007 - Political Science - 272 pages
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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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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 Sociology.

EUGENIA SIAPERA teaches Media and Communication at University of Leicester, UK. She is co-editor (with Joss Hands) of At The Interface: Transformations in Culture and Politics.

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