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Online Political Activism: MoveOn.org

Online Political Activism: MoveOn.org
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Author(s): Samantha Kumar-Green (Monash University, Australia) and Marian Quigley (Monash University, Australia)
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 3
Source title: Managing Modern Organizations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-822-2.ch125

Abstract

The website MoveOn.org promotes liberal political activism by providing an online public sphere for those American citizens disenfranchised by a political system now dominated by corporate politics. MoveOn.org’s growing membership, together with its early successes in online activism and fundraising demonstrate the beginnings of a movement whereby US citizens are increasingly turning to the Internet rather than to a political party to express their views. The site has empowered many US citizens by giving them a collective voice and, at the same time, has increased their participation in the political process thereby strengthening the US democratic system. However, MoveOn.org now faces the potential threat of domination by business and state groups.

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