New social movements and the internet: A Habermasian analysis

Salter, L. (2003) New social movements and the internet: A Habermasian analysis. In: McCaughey, M. and Ayers, M., eds. (2003) Cyberactivism: Online Activism in Theory and Practice. New York: Routledge, pp. 117-144. ISBN 9780415943192 Available from:

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This chapter originated as a paper delivered to the workshop 'Internet: structure and use', London Metropolitan University, September 2003. It has been extensively cited as an intervention on 'Habermasian' theorising of the Internet, democracy and the public sphere, for example, in Fuchs (2006) in Morgan, K. et. al. (eds.) The Internet Society II. Southampton/Boston. WIT Press, and it was critically referenced in Thomas, P. (2006) 'The Communication Rights in the Information Society (CRIS) Campaign' International Communication Gazette, 68(4), (2006) as containing important observations on the role of the APC in shaping the Internet. It has also been referenced as a key intervention in applying social movement theory to media technologies by Fenton (2007) 'Contesting global capital', in Cammerts, B. & Nico C., (eds.) Reclaiming the Media: Communication Rights and Democratic Media Roles, European Communication Research and Education Association. It has been cited elsewhere by Christine Hurrell in the Canadian Journal of Communication 30(4) and in the Electronic Journal of E-Government 3(2), by Donatella Della Porta and Lorenzo Mosca in the Journal of Public Policy (25: 165-190), in various conference papers, and in papers written in German, French, Portuguese, Norwegian and Swedish.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:social movements, internet
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > School of Art and Design
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