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By Dan Mercea

The booklet examines the hugely dynamic conversation ecology of modern contentious politics and its increasing electronic footprint. First, it appears to be like on the attainment of democratic citizenship via perform as highway protests allure gigantic numbers of fans who narrate their involvement or think about the claims and the consequences of collective motion on social media. Secondly, it considers the ramifications for modern democracy bobbing up from the large-scale uptake of social media through variegated protest networks, which now not pivot at the coordination skill of bureaucratic move enterprises. The publication ties those elements jointly to suggest that contentious politics could be a fertile floor for innovative civic participation.

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