Marco Bontempi

Are Politics of Interaction Possible?

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Keywords: Democracy; Social Interaction; Democratic Ethos; Citizenship; Social Networks.

This essay discusses the thesis of the «horizontal society», according to which in the religious experience of the subjects, in the practices of information and online political participation, in family relationships, some social changes show the development of non-asymmetric and critical relationships towards the social roles of authorities. Notably, the essay focuses on and discusses three theoretical aspects of the theory of horizontal society: the normativity of social action as a democratic ethos; the nature of political participation on the social networks; and the plain of social interaction as one of the possible spaces for social criticism and practices of affirming the self-determination of individuals and a terrain of cultural and political struggle in which to develop practices of social criticism.

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