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Hybrid Online Campaigning Organisations

  • Ariadne Vromen
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Part of the Interest Groups, Advocacy and Democracy Series book series (IGAD)

Abstract

Contemporary mobilisation challenges traditional politics as new online campaigning organisations are nimble, change tactics and are responsive to moving targets and audiences. Hybrid organisations, like GetUp in Australia, 38 Degrees in the UK, Avaaz internationally and MoveOn in the USA, have developed novel strategic approaches to campaign work, including rapid response direct action and moving traditional offline tactics into an online environment. Complex layers of communication and campaign coordination are simply easier and quicker when based online, due to flexible and decentralised networks, yet it is the focus on creative forms of direct communication with supporters that is an important innovation of politics aimed at digital citizens. The chapter provides an overview of ten years of GetUp in Australia.

Keywords

Social Movement Political Organisation Election Campaign Voter Enrolment Membership Base 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ariadne Vromen
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  1. 1.University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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