Clicktivism

The Limits of Digital Democracy

Justin Cash | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Justin Cash

As the digital revolution continues its inexorable march into every aspect of our daily lives, the way we engage with the political process is undergoing a fundamental shift. Digital media are transforming the way we interact with political campaigns, lobby our elected representatives, strive for accountable government, and even how we conduct revolution.

For Lessons on How to do ePolitics, You've Got to Go Back to the Beginning

Justin Cash | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Politics
Justin Cash

In the autumn of 1998, in the midst of impeachment proceedings against former US President Bill Clinton, a couple from Silicon Valley launched a one-sentence petition online. Their demand of Congress was simple...

Online Feminism: Is It Really Helping?

Rebecca Winson | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Winson

If bashing equality-seeking movements is your thing, you'll already be down with the failings of feminism. Exclusionary, ineffective and irrelevant, we're a middle class movement which bolted the drawing-room doors against the masses as suffragettes, and has continued to alienate everybody with a load of intellectual blah-blah ever since.

Learning for Responsibility - Take it to The Bridge

Nigel Rayment | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK
Nigel Rayment

What is clear is that emerging factors have combined to expose big business and its place in society to increasingly intense and critical scrutiny. A very selective list might include the banking crisis and corporate tax scandals, the shrinking state, climate change and other environmental impacts, and the inequities and injustices in value chains, so horribly highlighted at the Dhaka garment factory.

Clicktivism: A Model For 21st Century Activism?

Cerian Jenkins | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Cerian Jenkins

A war is being fought. Its battlefields are the pages of social networking sites across the globe, and its soldiers are armed with placards and computer cursors. This is the battle of traditional activism versus clicktivism

Michael Rundle

Online Activism Comes Of Age In UK

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.09.2011 | UK Politics

On June 30 2011 activists held a protest outside the Department of Culture Media and Sport against the takeover of BSkyB by Rupert Murdoch's News ...