La politique des netroots : La démocratie à l'épreuve d'outils informatiques de débat public

Abstract : Since the 1990s, the widening of Internet access capacities and the development of devices rendering possible the circulation of information and the coordination of user activities have fostered numerous experiments and new practices in a wide range of domains. The Internet is harnessed by individuals or groups mobilizing for the design and experiment of methods and tools. These methods and tools are aimed to politically configure some of these initiatives. The Internet indeed opens arenas in which problems may get public and discussed, and from which propositions for the treatment of these problems may be crafted and debated. Groups able to be vocally involved in these experiments are not necessarily limited to the intermediaries and specialists who are traditionally in charge of the management of public problems. One can identify as netroots the groups that are concerned by a specific stake, and organize themselves through the Network in the same time as they are shaped by its technical modalities. How are these networks composed and how do they organize? What does their politics look like? How does it get settle down? How is it articulated with existing modes of political management? What concepts and categories emerge from it? This work proposes to consider the politics of netroots through such questions. It focuses on the politics of netroots through the angle of the machinery required for its functioning, as well as through the problematization of democracy it enacts.
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Nicolas Benvegnu. La politique des netroots : La démocratie à l'épreuve d'outils informatiques de débat public. Sociologie. École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris, 2011. Français. ⟨NNT : 2011ENMP0110⟩. ⟨tel-01083940⟩

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