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Hacktivism and Habermas: Online Protest as Neo-Habermasian Counterpublicity
(University of Canterbury. Media and Communication, 2010)
This thesis both draws from and contributes to the ongoing project of critiquing and reconstructing the theory of the public sphere; an undertaking that has been characterised as both valuable and necessary by Fraser (2005: ...
New media and old politics: The role of blogging in the 2008 Malaysian general election
(University of Canterbury. Media and Communication Department, 2012)
This thesis argues that blogging can open up a space for free speech and, at times, facilitate wider debate in the relatively authoritarian society of Malaysia. At the same time, blogging is heavily shaped by the prevailing ...