Advanced

Politisk aktivism utan gränser

Dexe, Jacob LU (2010) STVK01 20102
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In a world where we can find and do almost anything online, social sciences are obliged to look to online activities as a way of describing how we live our lives. One of the most fascinating things is the emergence of online political activism. The author develops existing theories on hacktivism, digitally correct hacktivism and tries to broaden and problematize these concepts. The reasoning revolves around the online hacktivism focused around the green revolution in Iran during the summer of 2009. The topic is extremely current with reports of hacktivism in media almost weekly, yet few people know what hacktivism is. Reasoning in the thesis is founded on a selection of literature and interviews with key activists.
Previous research is... (More)
In a world where we can find and do almost anything online, social sciences are obliged to look to online activities as a way of describing how we live our lives. One of the most fascinating things is the emergence of online political activism. The author develops existing theories on hacktivism, digitally correct hacktivism and tries to broaden and problematize these concepts. The reasoning revolves around the online hacktivism focused around the green revolution in Iran during the summer of 2009. The topic is extremely current with reports of hacktivism in media almost weekly, yet few people know what hacktivism is. Reasoning in the thesis is founded on a selection of literature and interviews with key activists.
Previous research is based on inductive reasoning but lacks a quantity of examples needed for qualified generalization. That is why this thesis is a valuable addition to the field, touching on both the past and current examples. In the end, the author predicts that the digitally correct hacktivism will be a more frequent phenomenon in the future, and calls for more extensive research in the field, but at the same time establishes that the existing theories lack internal criticism against existing definitions. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Dexe, Jacob LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En studie av begreppet digitalt korrekt hacktivism
course
STVK01 20102
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
hacking, Iran, political activism, Hacktivism, digitally correct hacktivism, civil disobedience, mass online hacktivism
language
Swedish
id
1758327
date added to LUP
2011-02-10 15:38:07
date last changed
2011-02-10 15:38:07
@misc{1758327,
  abstract     = {In a world where we can find and do almost anything online, social sciences are obliged to look to online activities as a way of describing how we live our lives. One of the most fascinating things is the emergence of online political activism. The author develops existing theories on hacktivism, digitally correct hacktivism and tries to broaden and problematize these concepts. The reasoning revolves around the online hacktivism focused around the green revolution in Iran during the summer of 2009. The topic is extremely current with reports of hacktivism in media almost weekly, yet few people know what hacktivism is. Reasoning in the thesis is founded on a selection of literature and interviews with key activists. 
Previous research is based on inductive reasoning but lacks a quantity of examples needed for qualified generalization. That is why this thesis is a valuable addition to the field, touching on both the past and current examples. In the end, the author predicts that the digitally correct hacktivism will be a more frequent phenomenon in the future, and calls for more extensive research in the field, but at the same time establishes that the existing theories lack internal criticism against existing definitions.},
  author       = {Dexe, Jacob},
  keyword      = {hacking,Iran,political activism,Hacktivism,digitally correct hacktivism,civil disobedience,mass online hacktivism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Politisk aktivism utan gränser},
  year         = {2010},
}