Background

This project aims at exploring digital scaling of political collective action. The project is academically significant as it opens uncharted territory of digital platforms on political activism and movement organizations. The project will advance fundamental understanding of the ways that movement organizations leverage digital platforms and moreover, how those platforms need to be designed and managed for digital scaling with wide social impact and how such impact can be best measured.

Expected impact

The project is expected to provide novel ideas of organizing, innovating and coordinating of contemporary collective action.

Theoretical perspectives

Social movement theory, framing theory, digital platforms theory, affordances theory

Partners

Amnesty International, Open IDEO

SCDI participants

Lisen Selander, Sirkka Jarvenpaa

Funding and timeline