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Smart Mobs, Collective Action, Media, and Democracy, Part 1

In Fall, 2007, James Fishkin’s Center for Deliberative Democracy and Jim Lehrer’s Newshour program brought together 300 Americans to talk about democracy.  By The People, was broadcast on PBS in January, 2008. I was invited to address this assembly. I talked about Smart Mobs in relation to the public sphere—the citizen discourse that undergirds democracy. The following video, first of two parts, courtesy MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.

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