New Media and Public Activism
Neoliberalism, the State and Radical Protest in the Public Sphere
Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol
“John Michael Roberts is one of the first to offer a comprehensive and intelligent analysis of new media's implications for the public sector, from activism to organized labor. His book is a must read for anyone interested in the role of communication and media technologies in the blurring of boundaries between private, public and commercial."
“A rich critique concerning the implications of digital media in contemporary thought, governance, and resistance. Roberts has produced a provocative and accessible book that reinvigorates debates concerning labour, the state, and contradiction in the context of neoliberal capitalism.”
“This is an extremely good book, which contains a range of fascinating arguments and ideas about new media public spheres.”
“John Michael Roberts presents an innovative critical exploration of new media and its relationship to public activism. Drawing on a wealth of empirical case studies and everyday examples, he not only shows the continual relevance of critical theory for an investigation of digital democracy but with equal force demonstrates the importance of taking state power and neoliberalism seriously in any analysis of new media activism and dissent.”