By Engin Isin, Evelyn Ruppert

From the increase of cyberbullying and hactivism to the problems surrounding electronic privateness rights and freedom of speech, the net is altering the ways that we govern and are ruled as electorate. This booklet examines how voters come across and practice new forms of rights, tasks, possibilities and demanding situations during the net. by means of disrupting triumphing understandings of citizenship and our on-line world, the authors spotlight the dynamic courting among those innovations. instead of assuming that those are static or confirmed “facts” of politics and society, the e-book indicates how the demanding situations and possibilities provided via the web necessarily influence upon the motion and realizing of political organisation. In doing so, it investigates how we behavior ourselves in our on-line world via electronic acts. This booklet presents a brand new theoretical knowing of what it capacity to be a citizen this day for college kids and students around the social sciences.

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NOTES 1. We recognize that digital life has preceded the Internet. The connectedness of digital lives is a more recent phenomenon associated with the Internet, especially the World Wide Web protocol. Our focus in this book is the political consequences and implications of digital lives being connected through the Internet rather than digital lives in general. See J. E. Cohen, Configuring the Networked Self: Law, Code, and the Play of Everyday Practice (Yale University Press, 2012); N. Negroponte, Being Digital (Hodder and Stoughton, 1995); Z.

32. J. C. ,” Academy of Management Perspectives 20, 4 (2006); J. James, “The Digital Divide across All Citizens of the World: A New Concept,” Social Indicators Research 89, 2 (2008); G. Yang, The Power of the Internet in China: Citizen Activism Online (Columbia University Press, 2009); K. L. , “Who Speaks? Citizen Political Voice on the Internet Commons,” Daedalus 140, 4 (2011); K. Tartoussieh, “Virtual Citizenship: Islam, Culture, and Politics in the Digital Age,” International Journal of Cultural Policy 17, 2 (2011); M.

Ess (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013); W. H. Dutton, “Internet Studies: The Foundations of a Transformative Field,” in The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies, ed. W. H. Dutton (Oxford University Press, 2013). 21. A. Kroker and M. Kroker, Critical Digital Studies: A Reader, 2nd ed. (University of Toronto Press, 2013). 22. , 14. 23. K. A. Hill and J. E. Hughes, Cyberpolitics: Citizen Activism in the Age of the Internet (Rowman & Littlefield, 1998). 24. , 180, 182. 25. R. J. Maratea, The Politics of the Internet: Political Claims-Making in Cyberspace and Its Effect on Modern Political Activism (Lexington, 2014), 117.

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