Saskia Sassen: Digital Formations of the Powerful and the Powerless: Local Actors in Global Politics

30. Mai 2011
SASKIA SASSEN
30. Mai 2011, 18.15
Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Festsaal,
1010 Wien, Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2
Digital Formations of the Powerful and the Powerless: Local Actors in Global Politics

Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor for Sociology und Co-Chair des Committee on Global Thought der Columbia University.

From struggle for human rights, environmental issues, and revolutionary movements around the world, to genuinely trivial pursuits, the Internet has emerged as a powerful communication and support medium on scales ranging from the local to the global.
What we might still experience as ‘local’ actually no longer is purely local - but rather becomes an internetworked micro-environment with global span. Digital networks can be used by political activists on a global or on a local scale. Recognizing how the new digital technology can serve to support formerly local initiatives and alliances is extremely important in an age where the notion of the local is often seen as losing ground to its global counterpart. Saskia Sassen will discuss the ways in which local actors and their struggle can shape existing and generate new types of global politics.

Moderation: Matthias Karmasin, Medienhaus Wien

Der Vortrag findet in englischer Sprache statt.

Veranstaltungsort: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Festsaal,
1010 Wien, Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2

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