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​Social Media and Political Organisations

Further reading

  • Breuer, Anita, and Yanina Welp. Digital Technologies for Democratic Governance in Latin America: Opportunities and Risks. Routledge, 2014.
  • Caballero, Francisco Sierra and Gravante, Tommaso. Networks, Movements and Technopolitics in Latin America: Critical analysis and Current challenges (Palgrave, 2017).
  • Garrido, Natalia. ‘Ciberparticipación en Buenos Aires. Los sitios de redes sociales como espacio público’. International Review of Information Ethics 18 (2012): 118–26.
  • Kreiss, Daniel. ‘The Virtues of Participation Without Power: Campaigns, Party Networks, and the Ends of Politics’. The Sociological Quarterly 55, no. 3 (1 August 2014): 537–54. doi:10.1111/tsq.12068.
  • Kreiss, Daniel. ‘Seizing the Moment: The Presidential Campaigns’ Use of Twitter during the 2012 Electoral Cycle’. New Media & Society 18, no. 8 (1 September 2016): 1473–90. doi:10.1177/1461444814562445.
  • Lerman, Celia. ‘Multistakeholderism and Internet Governance: A Gateway to Open Democracy in Latin America?’ Center for Global Communications Studies. University of Pennsylvania, 2015. 
  • Ochigame, Rodrigo, and James Holston. ‘Filtering Dissent: Social Media and Land Struggles in Brazil’. New Left Review, II, no. 99 (2016): 85–108.
  • Phillips, Whitney. This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2015.
  • Polletta, Francesca. ‘Is Participation Without Power Good Enough? Introduction to “Democracy Now: Ethnographies of Contemporary Participation”’. The Sociological Quarterly 55, no. 3 (1 June 2014): 453–66. doi:10.1111/tsq.12062.
  • Red, Magdelana. ‘Rocking the Vote in Mexico’s 2012 Presidential Election: Mexico’s Popular Music Scene’s Use of Social Media in a Post–Arab Spring Context’. International Journal of Communication 7, no. 0 (30 May 2013): 15.
  • Valenzuela, Sebastián, Andrés Scherman, and Arturo Arriagada. ‘¿Hacia una nueva ciudadanía multifuncional? Uso de medios digitales, redes sociales online y participación política’. Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública 2: 157–89.
  • Woolley, Samuel C. ‘Automating Power: Social Bot Interference in Global Politics’. First Monday 21, no. 4 (10 March 2016). doi:10.5210/fm.v21i4.6161.

Social Media and Social Movements

  • Castells, M., 2013. Networks of Outrage and Hope: Social Movements in the Internet Age, John Wiley & Sons (Introduction).
  • Jennifer Earl, Jayson Hunt, Kelly Garrett and Aysenur Dal, ‘New Technologies and Social Movements’ in Donatella della Porta & Mario Diani (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Social Movements (Oxford: OUP, 2015),  Chapter 22, pp. 355-367