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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2015
...) argued for participatory democracy, an experimental theater troupe called The Performance Group (TPG) developed a theatrical style that blurred the lines between audience and performer. These three developments were interrelated. All three, moreover, were connected to the continuation and escalation...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2005
... that has continued to grow through the present and shows no sign of ending. The emergent movements against capitalist globalization have thus squarely placed before us the issue of whether participatory democracy can be meaningfully realized. Although the mainstream media had failed to seriously debate...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 73–99.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of solidarity,” alternative globalization movements, and pro-democracy struggles through the use of ICTs continues to “evoke the potential for a participatory democracy that can be actualized when publics reclaim and reconstruct technology, information and the spaces in which they live and work” ( Kahn...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 163–181.
Published: 01 July 2014
... cannot talk about democracy’s inherent corruptibility without at least mentioning Plato’s criticisms of participatory democracy. Plato lived in Athens during one of its greatest periods of decline, and his disdain for democracy was, in one regard, as much about democracy and democrats as it was about...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 251–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
... then. Its principles included peaceful street protests, rejecting the two-party system through participatory democracy, governance by assembly, and unity around human rights and a decent life (“ una protesta de tod@spor todo ”). The very similar Estado del Malestar also started in February. This wave...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 March 2018
...) have linked Kant’s description of aesthetic judgments with some form of participatory democracy. For instance, Arendt argues that the judgment of the beautiful can be a paradigm for a nonpossessive, nonconsuming political society and a shared world characterized by unrestrained communication. While...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2007
... is that journalists’ interpretations of television debates will not influence viewers’ responses. But it is not higher expectations for deliberative, participatory democracy so much as plebiscitarianism – an ideology of representative democracy promoted by Canada's new right political parties – that has given impetus...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 331–356.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., and for identifying some of the elements that are obscured in this operation. A critical political economy of the Internet concurs with cyber-libertarians that the interactive and collaborative networking practices of Web 2.0 support an extension of participatory freedom and democracy, particularly in relation...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2015
... democratic social order. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 democracy media spectacle Barack Obama US presidential elections television new media A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., they held up computers as the means to the renewal of participatory democracy. One might also think of the image projected by Apple Computers. Apple presented itself as changing the world, as saving democracy by bringing technology to the people. In 1984, Apple ran an ad for the Macintosh that placed...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 97–119.
Published: 01 March 2012
...William Merrin This critical reflection on the work of the Raindance Corporation and Michael Shamberg and their manifesto, Guerrilla Television (1971), considers their video activism as a precursor to both YouTube and contemporary “participatory culture” and offers an important critique...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 354–371.
Published: 01 November 2018
... . Kearnes Matthew Wynne Brian 2007 . “ On Nanotechnology and Ambivalence: The Politics of Enthusiasm .” NanoEthics 1 , no. 2 : 131 – 42 . Laird Frank N. 1993 . “ Participatory Analysis, Democracy, and Technological Decision Making .” Science, Technology, and Human Values 18...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 339–358.
Published: 01 November 2006
... schools in preparing public democratic citizens with the tools for meaningful and participatory self-governance. By reducing the politics of education to its economic roles, neoliberal educational reform has deeply authoritarian tendencies that are incompatible with democracy. Educational language has...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 155–172.
Published: 01 July 2016
... provocative in themselves but they also provide us new perspectives in understanding participatory politics and participatory arts, in general. The discussion is based on two sets of tensions: the tensions between arts and artifacts and those between actors and spectators. © 2016 Duke University Press 2016...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
... government as the guarantor of prospective and redistributive forms of creativity. By locating the problems of democracy as systemic rather than political, the retreat from the notion of a collective, state-supported project of radical future-building descended into the free-for-all of the contemporary...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 171–180.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Bernard Stiegler The text we publish here is the first chapter of Bernard Stiegler's La Télécratie contre la Démocratie . The broad argument of Stiegler's book (and of this introductory chapter) is that what he terms “telecracy” is ruining democracy by short-circuiting the normal mechanisms...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 330–350.
Published: 01 November 2022
... that the politics of agitation is for hippies and Jacobins but not the work of genuine, good faith participatory democracy. This is not to deny, however, their use of what Kenneth Burke ([1937] 1984 : 260–62) describes as the “Heads I Win, Tails You Lose” tactic when seeking to defend the rare instance...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 July 2006
... is in decline – no doubt linked, in part, to perceived effects of globalization – but decision making at the international level is far from democratic, whether democracy is conceived of as merely procedural or as more participatory ( Dahl 1999 ; Habermas 2001 ; Urbinati 2003 ). NGOs and INGOs have...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 92–101.
Published: 01 March 2021
... thousand years and you've made of noble wolves toy dogs fit only for the purses of the rich. And that is only biological evolution. Cultural evolution is much faster. And it has made it possible to have participatory evolution, as in yummy genetic engineering, now even CRISPR! And as humans metastasize...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 214–232.
Published: 01 July 2020
... redoubt. Departing from Robert Glenn Howard’s (2008 : 491) concept of the “vernacular web of participatory culture,” which allows “individual agents [to] dialectically invoke the authority alternate to that of the institution,” we conceptualize “vernacular” as a group-based discourse, or sociolect...