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New media and public activismNeoliberalism, the state and radical protest in the public sphere$
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John Michael Roberts

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447308225

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447308225.001.0001

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the Occupy movement, community activism and ‘incompetent’ public spheres

(p.173) Nine Conclusion
New media and public activism

John Michael Roberts

Policy Press

This concluding chapter argues that one way forward in positively developing and furthering the relationship between new media and public activism is to forge links between movement activism, ordinary community activism, and trade unions. The chapter illustrates this point through examples taken from the Occupy movement, community unionism and trade unions.

Keywords:   community activism, incompetent public spheres, Labour, Occupy movement, trade unions

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