The Digital Party and Online Democracy - Paolo Gerbaudo (Paperback)

Political Organisation

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Barcode
9780745335797
Department
Books
Released
14 Dec 2018
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Paolo Gerbaudo
Subtitle
Political Organisation in the Era of Social Media
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Pluto Pr
Series
Digital Barricades
Language
English
Number of Pages
224
Dimensions
216 x 133mm (215g)

Summary

From the Pirate Parties in Northern Europe to Podemos in Spain and the 5-Star Movement in Italy, from the movements behind Bernie Sanders in the United States and Jeremy Corbyn in the United Kingdom, to Jean-Luc Melenchon's presidential bid in France, the last decade has witnessed the rise of a new blueprint for political organization: the digital party.

These new political formations tap into the potential of social media to gain consensus, and use online participatory platforms to include the rank-and-file. Paolo Gerbaudo looks at the restructuring of political parties and campaigns in the time of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and big data. Drawing on interviews with key political leaders and digital organizers, he argues that the digital party is very different from the class-based &;mass party&; of the industrial era, and offers promising new solutions to social polarization and the failures of liberal democracy today.
 

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Sociology
BISAC Subject 1
Social Science / Sociology / General
BISAC Subject 2
Political Science / General
BIC Classification 1
Political activism
BIC Classification 2
Digital lifestyle
BIC Classification 3
Political parties
Library Subject 1
Political parties
Library Subject 2
Communication in politics
Library Subject 3
Social media - Political aspects
Dewey Classification
301

Author Bio

Paolo Gerbaudo is a political sociologist and the Director of the Centre for Digital Culture at King's College, London. He is the author of Tweets and the Streets: Social Media and Contemporary Activism (Pluto, 2012), The Mask and the Flag: Populism, Citizenism and Global Protest, (Hurst, 2017) and The Digital Party: Political Organisation and Online Democracy (Pluto, 2018).