Online collective action and policy change
Title: Online collective action and policy change
Citation: Policy and Internet, 2013, Vol. 5, No. 1, Special Issue
The Internet has multiplied the platforms available to influence public opinion and policy making. It has also provided citizens with a greater capacity for coordination and mobilisation, which can strengthen their voice and representation in the policy agenda. As waves of protest sweep both authoritarian regimes and liberal democracies, this rapidly developing field calls for more detailed enquiry. However, research exploring the relationship between online mobilisation and policy change is still limited. This special issue of ‘Policy and Internet’ addresses this gap through a variety of perspectives. Contributions to this issue view the Internet both as a tool that allows citizens to influence policy making, and as an object of new policies and regulations, such as data retention, privacy, and copyright laws, around which citizens are mobilising. Together, these articles offer a comprehensive empirical account of the interface between online collective action and policy making.
Table of Contents:
-- Editorial: Special Issue on “Online Collective Action and Policy Change” (pages 1–6) Andrea Calderaro and Anastasia Kavada -- Networked Collective Action and the Institutionalized Policy Debate: Bringing Cyberactivism to the Policy Arena? (pages 7–26) Stefania Milan and Arne Hintz -- Digital Protest Skills and Online Activism Against Copyright Reform in France and the European Union (pages 27–55) Yana Breindl and François Briatte -- Activism and the Online Mediation Opportunity Structure: Attempts to Impact Global Climate Change Policies? (pages 56–75) Julie Uldam -- Online Campaigning Organizations and Storytelling Strategies: GetUp! in Australia (pages 76–100) Ariadne Vromen and William Coleman -- Hyperlinks as Political Resources: The European Commission Confronted with Online Activism (pages 101–117) Romain Badouard and Laurence Monnoyer-Smith -- The Domestication of Open Government Data Advocacy in the United Kingdom: A Neo-Gramscian Analysis (pages 118–137) Jo Bates