Axis 1. Theoretical and ideological debates on political participation online

From the 1980s, the information and communication technologies have given rise to a plethora of political discourses. Generally oscillating between revitalization of democracy and economic benefits expected from divers experiments, they have been the subjects of numerous studies based on various theoretical approaches.
Given the current development of digital networks, their increasing appropriation by people and their institutional recognition through specific public policies, this axis examines the ideologies and norms that underlie online initiatives of political participation and the debates and theoretical models built to analyse such initiatives.

Chair : Caroline OLLIVIER-YANIV (University of Paris Est Créteil, France)

Speakers :
Romain BADOUARD (Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation/Mines ParisTech, France) : Why are web technologies political ?
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Ewa KRZATALA-JAWORSKA (CRPS, Paris 1, France) : Has online participation (really) to be defined ?
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Félix TREGUER (Centre de recherche historique (CHR-CNRS), EHESS., Paris, France) : Insurgent citizenship on Internet facing representative democracy: contestation, resistance, disobedience
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François ALLARD (CELSA, Université Paris-Sorbonne, France) : From “digital democracy” to “digital transparency” ? 
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Discussant : Loïc BLONDIAUX (University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, France)