Guerrilla Democracy: Mobile Power and Revolution in the 21st Century

Jamie Woodcock, Owain Smolovic Jones, Peter Bloom

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Bristol University Press

Published: 20th Jul '21

£26.99

Combining cutting edge theories with empirical research, this timely book offers an in-depth analysis of current platform-based radical movements to show how digital technologies revolutionise political and economic organising. This is an invaluable contribution to the emerging literature on the relationship between technology and society.

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Description

The liberating promise of big data and social media to create more responsive democracies and workplaces is overshadowed by a nightmare of election meddling, privacy invasion, fake news and an exploitative gig economy. Yet, while regressive forces spread disinformation and hate, ‘guerrilla democrats’ continue to foster hope and connection through digital technologies. This book offers an in-depth analysis of platform-based radical movements, from the online coalitions of voters and activists to the Deliveroo and Uber strikes. Combining cutting edge theories with empirical research, it makes an invaluable contribution to the emerging literature on the relationship between technology and society.

Additional information

Dimensions 156 × 234 mm
Page Count 292