Cyberprotest

New Media, Citizens and Social Movements

Author: Wim van de Donk,Brian D. Loader,Paul G. Nixon,Dieter Rucht

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113442969X

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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Ever since the anti-globalisation protests in Seattle in 1999 the adoption of new information and communications technologies (ICTs) by social movement activists has offered the prospect for the development of global cyberprotest. The Internet with its transnational many-to-many communication facility offers a revolutionary potential for social movements to go online and circumvent the 'official' messages of political and commercial organisations and the traditional media, by speaking directly to the citizens of the world. Furthermore the use of electronic mail (e-mail), mailing lists, websites, electronic forums and other online applications provide powerful media tools for co-ordinating the activity of often physically dispersed movement actors. Moreover, ICTs may also contribute to the important function of social movements of shaping collective identity and countering the claims and arguments of established political interests. A growing body of literature during the last decades of the twentieth century attests to the significant impact SMs have had upon the restructuring of the political landscape. Most of that literature addresses the more traditional actors and institutions (e.g. parliaments, political parties, bureaucracy etc.). Less attention has been devoted to those manifestations of political action that are concentrated around social movements and all kinds of more or less institutionalised and sustainable forms of citizen mobilisation. This book is a collection of cases that take a critical look into the way ICTs are finding their way into the world of social movements

,Cyberprotest Am Beispiel Der Hackerattacken Von Wikileaks-Sympathisanten

Author: Karsten Uwe Schmehl

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656199841

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Politik - Sonstige Themen, Note: 2,3, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt am Main, Veranstaltung: Politik und Medientechnik. Wie verandert das Internet die Politik, und Warum?, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In dieser Hausarbeit wird die "Operation Paypack" analyisert. Bei dieser Aktion haben WikiLeaks-Sympathisanten einen digitalen Angriff auf Kreditkartenfirmen unternommen, um ihre Sympathie zum Informations-Netzwerk WikiLeaks zu bekunden. Dies ist eine Form von Protest. Eine neue Form des Protests. Wie verandert das Internet die ublichen Formen von politischem Protest, welche Formen des Internetprotestes gibt es und welche Besonderheiten gab es bei "Operation Paypack"?

Cyberprotest

Environmental activism online

Author: Jenny Pickerill

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1847793835

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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Uses case studies and voices of activists themselves to examine the role of the internet at all levels of environmental activism. Contemporary analysis of forms and processes of radical environmental activism. Contemporary analysis of forms and processes of radical environmental activism. Documents the negotiations and achievements of environmentalists both in dealing with the tensions of using environmentally damaging technology and in avoiding surveillance and counter-strategies. Will be of interest to students and academics of politics, sociology, environmental studies and anyone who has ever wondered if signing an email petition will make a difference.

Baringhorst, Protest

Author: Veronika Kneip,Annegret März,Johanna Niesyto

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531174518

Category: Political Science

Page: 441

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"Gendreck weg", "Lidl ist nicht zu billigen", "Mit Tempo in die Armut": Politische Protestakteure appellieren in netzgestützten Kampagnen zunehmend an die Macht politisierter Konsumenten. Normverletzungen bekannter Markenfirmen werden skandalisiert und wirtschaftliches Handeln von Unternehmen wie Verbrauchern moralisch und politisch aufgeladen. Im netzbasierten unternehmenskritischen Protest zeigt sich eine Vielfalt innovativer, nicht institutionalisierter Formen politischer Partizipation, in denen die Grenzen zwischen öffentlicher und privater Sphäre ebenso verschwimmen wie zwischen kollektivem und individualisiertem Handeln. Neue Deutungsmuster einer wertorientierten 'Lifestyle-Politik' mit dem Einkaufswagen werden in aktuellen Formen netzvermittelter Mobilisierung und Vernetzung politischen Protests artikuliert. Der Band präsentiert eine umfassende Studie unternehmenskritischen Protests im deutschsprachigen Web und spürt dem Wandel von Protest in Online- und Offline-Räumen komplexer Kampagnenkommunikation nach: Inwiefern bietet das Internet neben politischen und ökonomischen Strukturen eine mediale Gelegenheitsstruktur für konsumeristische Protestpolitik, die auch über nationalstaatliche Grenzen hinausreicht?

Die Rolle sozialer Medien für die Gezi-Proteste in der Türkei

Author: Kerstin Kyra Wagner

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656862508

Category: Social Science

Page: 77

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Bachelorarbeit aus dem Jahr 2014 im Fachbereich Ethnologie / Volkskunde, Note: 2,0, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (Institut für Ethnologie), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Einleitung “There is now a menace which is called Twitter. The best examples of lies can be found there. To me, social media is the worst menace to society.” (Yaman 2014: 21) Der türkische Premierminister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan äußerte sich in diesem Zitat über die Nutzung sozialer Medien von Protestierenden während der anhaltenden Gezi-Proteste. Dies geschah am 5. Juni 2013, inmitten von zunehmend scharfen Bemerkungen, die von Seiten der Regierung gegen Online-Aktivisten gerichtet wurden. Sichtbar wurde diese negative Haltung während der Proteste zudem durch die Gerichtsverhandlungen gegen Online-Aktivisten, die Sperrung von sozialen Medien (Yaman 2013: 21) und das neue Internetgesetz in der Türkei (Krüger 2014). Die Proteste um den Gezi-Park in der Türkei begannen in Istanbul am 28. Mai 2013 mit einer gewaltlosen Demonstration von Umweltschützern, die sich gegen ein geplantes Bauprojekt von Ministerpräsident Erdoğan richtete. Auf dem Gelände des Gezi-Parks, der direkt an den zentralen Taksim-Platz in Istanbul angrenzt, sollte ein Einkaufszentrum gebaut werden. Die Protestierenden übernachteten dort in Zelten, um den Park zu besetzen und den Abriss zu stoppen. Der Park wurde am 31. Mai von der Polizei gewaltsam geräumt. Es kam zu einem massiven Gebrauch von Tränengas und Wasserwerfern gegen die sich im Park befindenden Menschen und Zelte der Demonstranten wurden in Brand gesetzt. Nach diesem Einsatz extremer Polizeigewalt gegen friedliche Demonstranten breiteten sich Demonstrationen in mehreren türkischen Großstädten aus, die sich zu einem landesweiten Protest entwickelten. Protestiert wurde gegen die autoritäre Politik von Premierminister Erdoğan und seiner Partei. Die offiziellen Medien unterlagen während der Gezi-Proteste größtenteils der Zensur durch staatliche Repressionen. Aus diesem Grund nutzten Protestierende die sogenannten sozialen Medien wie Facebook, Twitter, Youtube und weitere, um die fehlende Berichterstattung der lokalen Medien zu ersetzen (Gündüz 2013: 13). Die Relevanz des Themas ergibt sich aus der oft in Zusammenhang mit den Ereignissen um den Gezi-Park erwähnten Nutzung sozialer Medien. In dieser Bachelorarbeit wurde der Frage nachgegangen, welche Bedeutungen soziale Medien für Protestierende der Gezi-Proteste in der Türkei hatten.

Die Rolle des Internet in Neuen Sozialen Bewegungen

Am Beispiel der globalisierungskritischen Bewegung

Author: Peter Klingenbrunner

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640947754

Category:

Page: 198

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Magisterarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Interkulturelle Kommunikation, Note: 1,0, Universitat Salzburg, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Juni 2007 in Deutschland. Die VertreterInnen der G8 treffen sich in Heiligendamm, einem kleinen Badeort an der Ostsee, zu ihren alljahrlichen Gesprachen. Hier konnen sie in aller Ruhe uber die wichtigsten weltpolitischen Fragen diskutieren. Doch sie sind nicht alleine. Abgeschirmt durch einen kilometerlangen Zaun protestieren an die 100000 DemonstrantInnen gegen die aus ihrer Sicht unlegitimierte selbsternannte Weltregierung." Die AktivistInnen kommen nicht nur aus Deutschland, sie sind aus der ganzen Welt nach Heiligendamm gekommen. Seit einem knappen Jahrzehnt kann man organisierten Widerstand gegen die neoliberale Form der Globalisierung beobachten. Die Proteste gegen den G8-Gipfel in Heiligendamm sind die jungsten Nachweise dafur. Wie ich in meiner Arbeit noch klarstellen werde, gibt es diesen Widerstand schon langer. Doch weltweite mediale Beachtung erfuhr die Anti-Globalisierungsbewegung" erst seit den Protesten gegen den WTO-Gipfel in Seattle 1999. Mein personliches Interesse an diesem Thema wurde durch eine Dokumentation von Indymedia uber den G8 Gipfel in Genau 2001 geweckt. Im weiteren Verlauf der vorliegenden Arbeit werde ich die Bezeichnung Anti-Globalisierungsbewegung" bewusst vermeiden, da sie erstens ein verfalschtes Bild von den ProtagonistInnen verbreitet und zweitens eine Eigenkreation" der Medien ist. Warum ich mich fur den Ausdruck globalisierungskritische Bewegung" entschieden habe und welche alternativen Bezeichnungen noch verwendet werden, wird weiter unten noch erlautert. Die Bilder von den demonstrierenden Massen und den Auseinandersetzungen mit der Polizei in Genua haben in mir einige Fragen aufgeworfen. Was bewegt eine derartige Menschenmenge auf die Strasse? Wogegen richtet sich ihr Zorn? Was schweisst sie zusammen und wie kann die Gruppe koordiniert werden? Diese Neugier

Emanzipation!

Technik und Politik bei Herbert Marcuse

Author: Christian Fuchs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology

Page: 168

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Doing democracy

striving for political literacy and social justice

Author: Darren E. Lund

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc

ISBN: 9781433103438

Category: Education

Page: 397

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In this provocative collection of essays with a distinctly critical and nuanced approach to how democracy is taught, learned, understood, and lived, authors from four continents share their visions on how democracy needs to be cultivated, critiqued, demonstrated, and manifested throughout the educational experience. The collective concern is how we actually do democracy in education. The essays argue that democracy must be infused in everything that happens at school: curriculum, extra-curricular activities, interaction with parents and communities, and through formal organization and structures. One of the book's central questions is: Are educators merely teaching students skills and knowledge to prepare them for the world of work, or is education more about encouraging students to thrive within a pluralistic society? This book reveals that democracy is an ethos, an ideology, a set of values, a philosophy, and a complex and dynamic terrain that is a contested forum for debate. From seasoned veterans to emerging scholars, these writers challenge the idea that there is only one type of democracy, or that democracy is defined by elections. Using a range of theoretical, conceptual, and methodological approaches, each essay makes a compelling case for how education can advance a more critical engagement in democracy that promotes social justice and political literacy for all. Diverse examples illustrate the theme of doing democracy. With its numerous models for teaching and learning to encourage critical thinking and engagement, this book is certain to be an invaluable resource to educators, researchers, students, and anyone with a passion for democratic ideals.



Demonstrating Respect for Rights?

A Human Rights Approach to Policing Protest

Author: House of Lords House of Commons Joint Co.

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780104014530

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 69

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The Government should protect and facilitate the opportunity for people to protest peacefully. To fail to do so would jeopardise a number of human rights including the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and the right to freedom of expression. The Committee's investigations have revealed some concerns about policing of protest which can be addressed by legal and operational changes. Reference to insulting words or behaviour should be removed from section 5 of the Public Order Act. This change would allow the police to arrest people for using threatening or abusive language or behaviour but not for using insulting language or behaviour. Counter-terrorism powers should never be used against peaceful protestors: the Government's guidance on stop and search powers in Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 should make this clear. The Government should protect the right to freedom of peaceful assembly around Parliament by repealing the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005. Protest around Parliament should be governed by the Public Order Act 1986, which should be amended to deal with the specific circumstances of Parliament. On operational changes, the Committee says the police and protestors need to focus on improving dialogue. The police should aim for "no surprises" policing: no surprises for the police; no surprises for protestors; and no surprises for protest targets. Protestors should also, where possible, engage with the police at an early stage in their planning, in order to facilitate peaceful protest. Tasers should never be used against peaceful protestors and the Government should make this commitment in its guidance on tasers.



Digital Cultures and the Politics of Emotion

Feelings, Affect and Technological Change

Author: Athina Karatzogianni,Adi Kuntsman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230391346

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Fifteen thought-provoking essays engage in an innovative dialogue between cultural studies of affect, feelings and emotions, and digital cultures, new media and technology. The volume provides a fascinating dialogue that cuts across disciplines, media platforms and geographic and linguistic boundaries.

FabLab

Of Machines, Makers and Inventors

Author: Julia Walter-Herrmann,Corinne Büching

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839423821

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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Ten years after the first FabLab (a so called fabrication laboratory) was opened at MIT, more than 120 FabLabs exist all over the world. Today, it is time to look back at a decade of FabLab activities. This book shows how small production devices, such as laser cutters and 3D printers, and dedicated educationists, researchers and FabLab practitioners transform the fields of learning, work, production, design, maker culture, law and science on a global scale. In this composition experts from various countries, such as Germany, India or the USA, and distinguished academic institutions, such as MIT or Stanford University, discuss theoretical questions and introduce practical approaches concerning FabLab activities.

Media and Democracy

Author: James Curran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134372221

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Media and Democracy addresses key topics and themes in relation to democratic theory, media and technology, comparative media studies, media and history, and the evolution of media research. For example: How does TV entertainment contribute to the democratic life of society? Why are Americans less informed about politics and international affairs than Europeans? How should new communications technology and globalisation change our understanding of the democratic role of the media? What does the rise of international ezines reveal about the limits of the internet? What is the future of journalism? Does advertising influence the media? Is American media independence from government a myth? How have the media influenced the development of modern society? Professor Curran’s response to these questions provides both a clear introduction to media research, written for university undergraduates studying in different countries, and an innovative analysis written by one of the field’s leading scholars.

Politics and the Internet in Comparative Context

Views from the cloud

Author: Paul Nixon,Rajash Rawal,Dan Mercea

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135104026

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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For many years now we have witnessed the developing use of the internet and associated technologies by political actors and organisations. Claims and counter claims have been made as its suitability as a tool to help in the struggle to re-invigorate political participation in democracies across the globe has been contested. This book charts the shifting sands of political activity in the digital age. It interrogates the hybrid nature of modern politics as online and offline actions blur the boundaries of traditional politics between ‘real-life’ co-presence and the booming virtual domain of politics. By so doing, it critically reflects on the latest scholarship on the subject while concurrently advancing stimulating new insights into it. Encapsulating both the range and the diverse velocities of change in different political arenas and geographical locations, this volumes seeks to map out a path if not towards the politics of tomorrow then towards a better comprehension of the politics of today. Featuring a range of international and comparative case studies presenting research on the UK, US, Italy, France, Spain, Romania, Africa and China, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Politics and Media, Political Communication, New Media studies, Public Administration, Sociology, Communication Studies, Computing and Information and Communications Technologies.

Creative Margins

Cultural Production in Canadian Suburbs

Author: Alison L. Bain

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442666838

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Suburbs can be incubators of creativity: innovative and complex, but all too often underappreciated. In Creative Margins, Alison L. Bain documents the unique role of Canadian artists and cultural workers in suburban place-formation and dismantles mischaracterizations of suburbs as cultural wastelands. Creative Margins interweaves stories of the challenges and opportunities presented by the creation of culture in suburbs, focusing on Etobicoke and Mississauga outside Toronto, and Surrey and North Vancouver outside Vancouver. The book investigates whether the creative process unfolds differently for suburban and urban cultural workers, as well as how this process is affected by the presence or absence of cultural infrastructure and planning initiatives. Bain shows how suburban culture can enhance a city-region’s vitality and sustainability. This book firmly debunks the myth of culture as a solely urban phenomenon and demonstrates the social and economic merits of investing in suburban art and culture.

Cyberspaces and Global Affairs

Author: Jake Perry,Professor Sean S Costigan

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 140947660X

Category: Political Science

Page: 404

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From the "Facebook" revolutions in the Arab world to the use of social networking in the aftermath of disasters in Japan and Haiti, to the spread of mobile telephony throughout the developing world: all of these developments are part of how information and communication technologies are altering global affairs. With the rise of the social web and applications like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, scholars and practitioners of international affairs are adapting to this new information space across a wide scale of issue areas. In conflict resolution, dialogues and communication are taking the form of open social networks, while in the legal realm, where cyberspace is largely lawless space, states are stepping up policing efforts to combat online criminality and hackers are finding new ways around increasingly sophisticated censorship. Militaries are moving to deeply incorporate information technologies into their doctrines, and protesters are developing innovative uses of technology to keep one step ahead of the authorities. The essays and topical cases in this book explore such issues as networks and networked thinking, information ownership, censorship, neutrality, cyberwars, humanitarian needs, terrorism, privacy and rebellion, giving a comprehensive overview of the core issues in the field, complemented by real world examples.