Axis 3. New actors, new reconfigurations of political power?

This axis questions the place of digital networks, both within existing organizations of the public sphere and within new types of movements which have recently emerged. Indeed, citizens, activists groups with varying degrees of formalisation, or even certain new types of political parties with uncertain territorial binding make good use of digital opportunities to promote their ideas and to express critical views against institutional and partisan organizations that have embodied political engagement until now.

Chair : VIncent SIMOULIN (University of Toulouse-le-Mirail, France)

Speakers :
Nicolas BAYGERT (LASCO – Laboratoire d’Analyse des Systèmes de Communication des Organisations, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgique et CELSA, Université Paris IV-Sorbonne, France): Digital activism in terms of political consumerism: Pirates and Tea Partiers under the microscope.
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Clément MABI (Laboratoire COSTECH, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France) et  Anaïs THEVIOT (Sciences po Bordeaux, Centre Emile Durkheim, France) : The renovation via the web? Digital devices and evolution of PS activism.
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Clémence PENE (Laboratoire des théories du politique (LabTop), Université Paris 8, France) : The « experts » of online politics, from Solferino to Chicago.
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Discussant : Eric GEORGE (University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada)
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Speakers :
Davide BERALDO (Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences, University of Milan, Italy) and Juan GALAN-PAEZ (Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Seville, Spain): The #OCCUPY network on Twitter and the challenges to social movements theory and research.
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Chang Sup PARK (College of Mass Communication and Media Arts, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA) : Political carnivalism: digital media use and a new political participation in South Korea.
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Discussant : Karolina KOC MICHALSKA, Centre de recherches politiques de Science Po, France)