Perverting Activism: Cyberactivism and Its Potential Failures In Enhancing Democratic Institutions

@article{Bertolotti2011PervertingAC,
  title={Perverting Activism: Cyberactivism and Its Potential Failures In Enhancing Democratic Institutions},
  author={Tommaso Bertolotti and Emanuele Bardone and Lorenzo Magnani},
  journal={IJT},
  year={2011},
  volume={2},
  pages={14-29}
}
This paper analyzes the impact of new technologies on a range of practices related to activism. The first section shows how the functioning of democratic institutions can be impaired by scarce political accountability connected with the emergence of moral hazard; the second section displays how cyberactivism can improve the transparency of political dynamics; in the last section the authors turn specifically to cyberactivism and isolate its flaws and some of the most pernicious and self… CONTINUE READING

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