Thinking about politics and the internet: time to update our perspective

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gigiibrahim/6428279173/In this piece for openDemocracy Henrietta L. Moore and Sabine Selchow introduce their reconceptualisation of the Internet as a set of interactions in process, turning away from mainstream understandings of it as a ‘tool’ and / or ‘space’ that enables political action. This reconceptualisation means that questions about what is happening ‘on’ the Internet, and how the internet is used, by whom, and with what impact on the ‘actual’ world no longer have sufficient analytical purchase.

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The article on openDemocracy.net is a summary of Moore, Henrietta L. and Sabine Selchow (2012). ‘Global Civil Society and the Internet 2012: Time to Update Our Perspective’ in: Kaldor, Mary, Henrietta L. Moore and Sabine Selchow (eds). Global Civil Society 2012: Ten Years of Critical Reflection. Palgrave