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Guerrilla Democracy: Mobile Power and Revolution in the 21st Century

Peter Bloom, Owain Smolović Jones, and Jamie Woodcock


This book explores the potential of digital technologies to revolutionise political and economic organizing. To do so, it introduces the new concepts of mobile power and viral hegemony, revealing a new type of domination centred on flexibility, adaptability, and managed innovation. It reveals how neoliberalism draws its strength from the (im)material labour of contemporary subjects to adapt their diverse material and digital contexts to best reflect its capitalist ideologies. Required to counter these “infectious” hegemonic discourses is a radical guerrilla democratic politics which creatively ... More

Keywords: Power, Hegemony, Technology, Organizing, Guerrilla, Democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529205619
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529205619.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Bloom, author
University of Essex

Owain Smolović Jones, author
Open University

Jamie Woodcock, author
Open University