Our plenary theme is the interdependent relationship between changing protest cultures and the so called social web. As the web 2.0 and peer-to-peer practices grow both in scale and in scope, this workshop brings together academics of different disciplines in order to discuss directions for future research: How can research assess the practices and dynamics of protest cultures that are based upon web 2.0 technologies? How can research analyze a new mode of protest cultures both within and beyond the social web?

This is a time where protest politics spans older forms of participation and new ‘networked’ forms of action and collaboration. We seek to explore the challenges, provided by shifting notions of the public and the private, and the fluidity of the boundary between the individual and the collective. This workshop aims to gather significant research findings on net based political participation and at interrogating research methods for social web technology usage in relation to contentious politics.

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