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[ox-en] OII News [2006.02.01]: Reconsidering "Open Source Politics"

Dear All

Please may we bring to your attention the following forthcoming event:
- Reconsidering "Open Source Politics"

Speakers: Matthew Hindman, Assistant Professor, Political Science
Department, Arizona State University

Date: 08 Feb 2006, 15:30 - 17:00
Location: Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JS

Attendance: This event is open to the public, if you would like to attend
please email your name and affiliation to events

Over the past few years, many political elites and popular observers have suggested that America is undergoing a shift towards "open source politics." The Howard Dean presidential campaign, the rise of political blogging, and
online groups like have all been cited as evidence that
collaborative techniques first seen in open source software have taken root in American politics. This talk argues that novel forms of community-based production are indeed becoming an important part of the political landscape,
but that there are also other--and less flattering--parallels been open
source software development and nascent forms of open source politics. I
discuss the importance of traditional players in online organizing,
winners-take-all patterns between and within political groups, and the key
organizational role played by social elites.

Please see

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Kind regards
The Events Team

Oxford Internet Institute
1 St Giles
University of Oxford

Tel: [PHONE NUMBER REMOVED] (0)1865 287209
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