Category Archives: online activism

The Mexican Stop ACTA movement and the politicization of Mexican copyright (or, how I spent my winter vacation)

I’m at the Congress of the Humanities and the Social Sciences in Victoria, British Columbia, all this week, so now is as good a time as any to actually highlight some of the things I’ve been working on for the … Continue reading

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SOPA and online social movements: Thinking transnationally, acting locally

Just noticed that Susan Sell, a big influence on my own studies – her Private Power, Public Law (online for free at the link!) was one of the starting points for my dissertation – has cited me in an article on … Continue reading

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What a century-old political science theory can tell us about the future of online activism (spoiler: a heck of a lot)

One of my old Carleton professors, Glen Williams, always used to make time in his first-year political science intro course to teach about Robert Michel’s Iron Law of Oligarchy, which Michels came up with almost a century ago, in 1911. … Continue reading

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