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Just published: Urban Mobilizations and New Media in Contemporary China

First book-long analysis of how new media influence the mobilization of popular resistance in China today. Edited by Lisheng Dong, Hanspeter Kriesi and Daniel Kübler.

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The question of how and to what extent the internet can be used for mobilizing popular resistance in China is hotly debated. The government, virtual social organizations, and individual netizens both cooperate and compete with each other on the web. New media both increases the scope of the mobilizers and the mobilized (thereby creating new social capital), and provides the government with new means of social control (thereby limiting the political impact of the growing social capital).

This volume is the first of its kind to assess the ways new media influence the mobilization of popular resistance and its possible effects in China today.

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