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Anarchist cybernetics. Control and communication in radical politics.

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posted on 30.10.2020, 11:56 authored by Thomas Swann
From Occupy, to the Indignados and the Arab Spring, the uprisings that marked the last decade ignited a re-emergence of participatory democracy as a political ideal within organizations. This pioneering book introduces cybernetic thinking to politics and organizational studies to explore the continuing development of this radical idea. With a focus on communication and how alternative social media platforms present new challenges and opportunities for radical organising, it sheds new light on the concepts of self-organization, consensus decision making, individual autonomy and collective identity. Revolutionising the way in which anarchist activists and theorists think about organizations, this unprecedented investigation makes a major contribution to the larger discussion of direct democracy.

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  • Social Sciences and Humanities

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  • Politics and International Studies

Publisher

Bristol University Press

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2020-10-19

ISBN

9781529208788

Book series

Organisations and Activism

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Thomas Swann Deposit date: 28 October 2020

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