The national in the network society: UKUncut, the English Defence League and the challenge for social democracy

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Little, B. and Grayson, D. 2011. The national in the network society: UKUncut, the English Defence League and the challenge for social democracy. in: Rutherford, J. and Mayer, H. (ed.) The future of European social democracy: building the good society London Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 177-194
Chapter titleThe national in the network society: UKUncut, the English Defence League and the challenge for social democracy
AuthorsLittle, B. and Grayson, D.
Abstract

This chapter argues that the European crisis in social democracy is partially to do with a failure to engage publics at the level of the national. It looks at how two groups in the UK, one broadly left and the other far-right, have used social media to engage with the discourse of nation in the construction of identity networks to further their political goals. The argument is that social democratic parties need to learn from these groups if they are to continue to be a force in European politics.

Research GroupEnglish Language and Literature
Page range177-194
Book titleThe future of European social democracy: building the good society
EditorsRutherford, J. and Mayer, H.
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Place of publicationLondon
ISBN
Hardcover9780230290938
Publication dates
Print22 Nov 2011
Publication process dates
Deposited24 May 2012
Output statusPublished
Web address (URL)http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=489063
LanguageEnglish
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