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Protest Culture -- Ad Hoc vs Institutional, and What it Means

Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky joined an intimate group at the Berkman Center for a deep dive discussion on one chapter of his book, which deals with protest culture -- ad hoc vs institutional, and what it means.

From Clay:

One of the best-documented uses of new tools for social coordination is political protest, from the epic, like anti-Estrada and Aznar protests in the Phillipines and Spain, to the mundane, like the Passenger's Bill of Rights or the protests over the cancellation of Jerhico on TV.

What are the characteristics of political protest in an age of easy and rapid group forming? What is the likely response of the targets of such protests? What are likely next steps in the development of both protest and counter-protest?

Past Event
Feb 28, 2008
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Feb 28, 2008 @ 6:00 PM

Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

Clay Shirky

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May 16, 2008 @ 9:00 AM


The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School is proud to celebrate its tenth year as a research program founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and… More