Alum Jen Schradie Publishes "The Revolution That Wasn't"

26 Feb, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie Publishes "The Revolution That Wasn't"

BCNM alum Jen Shradie's new book, "The Revolution That Wasn’t: How Digital Activism Favors Conservatives" will go on sale May 1st! The book, published through the Harvard University Press, is a study of online political mobilization that casts doubt on the democratizing power of digital activism. Jen is currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris.

From the Harvard University Press:

The Revolution That Wasn’t identifies the reasons behind this previously undiagnosed digital-activism gap. Large hierarchical political organizations with professional staff can amplify their digital impact, while horizontally organized volunteer groups tend to be less effective at translating online goodwill into meaningful action. Not only does technology fail to level the playing field, it tilts it further, so that only the most sophisticated and well-funded players can compete.

Read more about the book here and — more importantly! — pre-order it here!