• Judith Bessant Programa de Pós-Graduação em Direito Constitucional (PPGDC/UFF)



Cyberpolitics, Political Science, DDoS, Hacktivism, Hacktivismo, Ciberpolítica, Participação Democrática.


Abstract: The present article aims to analyze the contemporary political theories which affirm that the use of the new media - mainly the internet - for politics online would replace more traditional means of democratic participation. Its scope is understanding the political motivations of the individuals - primarily the youth - involved in these direct actions like the use of DDoS, and also its criminalization by the State, indispensable to the understanding this new form of political activism.

Resumo: O artigo procura analisar criticamente as novas teorias políticas que afirmam que o uso dos novos meios de comunicação - principalmente a internet -, quando usados para fazer política online, estariam a substituir os meios tradicionais de participação. O seu foco é entender as motivações políticas dos indivíduos - especialmente a juventude - engajados em ações diretas e também a criminalização do DDoS, imprescindível para compreender essa nova forma de ativismo.

Resumen: El artículo busca analizar críticamente las nuevas teorías políticas que afirman que la uso de nuevos medios de comunicación, principalmente Internet, cuando se utiliza para hacer la política en línea, estaría reemplazando los medios tradicionales de participación. Su enfoque es comprender las motivaciones políticas de las personas, especialmente los jóvenes, que participan en acciones directas y también la criminalización de DDoS, que es fundamental para entender esta nueva forma de activismo.


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Biografia do Autor

Judith Bessant, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Direito Constitucional (PPGDC/UFF)

Professor, RMIT School of Global, Urban and Social Studies (Melbourne, Australia). PhD, La Trobe University.


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