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New social movements and the internet: A Habermasian analysis

Salter, Lee


Lee Salter


Martha McCaughey

Michael Ayers


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.


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

Publication Date Feb 20, 2003
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Pages 117-144
Book Title Cyberactivism: Online Activism in Theory and Practice
ISBN 9780415943192
Keywords social movements, internet
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