Demoxie: Reflections on digital democracy in Dave Eggers' novel The Circle

  title={Demoxie: Reflections on digital democracy in Dave Eggers' novel The Circle},
  author={Kathrin Maurer and Christian Rostboll},
  journal={First Monday},
The Circle is a novel written by the American author Dave Eggers (2013), and it tells the story about a powerful Internet company that works with highly developed surveillance technologies to monitor workers as well as the local and global community. In discussions and research this novel often has been seen in the tradition of a dystopic and totalitarian view of society as we know from Orwell’s 1984 or Huxleys Brave New World. However, this article critically investigates a vision of democracy… 
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