Three provocations for civic crowdfunding

  title={Three provocations for civic crowdfunding},
  author={Rodrigo Davies},
  journal={Information, Communication \& Society},
  pages={342 - 355}
  • R. Davies
  • Published 31 August 2014
  • Sociology
  • Information, Communication & Society
The rapid rise of crowdfunding in the past five years, most prominently among US-based platforms such as Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, has begun to attract the attention of a wide range of scholars, policymakers and practitioners. This paper considers civic crowdfunding – the use of crowdfunding for projects that produce community or quasipublic assets – and argues that its emergence demands a fresh set of questions and approaches. The work draws on critical case studies constructed through… 
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