PL’s article responding to Open Democracy’s activist research

Undigested Snowden


These pieces of research indicate a pattern of behavioural change that dampens dissent and resistance to overbearing power, both of which are hallmarks of an active democratic citizenry.


The unexpected findings from the openDemocracy/St Andrews research that British political activists from a diverse range of campaigns, while recognising the import of Snowden’s revelations, have not found a coherent response, existentially, practically or technologically to the threat of mass surveillance are both fascinating and depressing.

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