Journal article

Deregulating the struggle: Network organisation and party organisation

K Doyle

Platform | University of Melbourne | Published : 2015

Abstract

Since the global revolts of 2011, there has been a wave of tweeting, blogging and theorising regarding the "network effect" on revolutionary movements. This article will critique Manuel Castells' claim that horizontal networked forms of organisation were responsible for the Egyptian revolution in 2011, and that autonomous mass self-communication, facilitated by social media, represents a new model of individual freedom, focusing upon the Egyptian revolution, given its pivotal role in the Arab revolutions. The article argues that the timing of the Egyptian revolution can only be fully understood through a political economy analysis of neoliberalism and capitalist crisis. Equally, the role of ..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers