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Dr Bart Cammaerts

Associate Professor, Director of PhD Programme

Biography

After obtaining his MA-degree in political sciences at the Free University of Brussels in 1996 Bart Cammaerts worked as a spokesperson and as advisor on information society issues for Elio Di Rupo|, the then Belgian vice-Prime Minister and Minister for Economic affairs and Telecommunication. After that he joined the research centre SMIT| at the Free University of Brussels as a doctoral researcher. In 2002 he obtained a PhD in social sciences with a thesis bearing the title: 'Social Policy and the Information Society: on the changing role of the state, social exclusion and the divide between words and deeds'. This was followed by post-doctoral research within the EMTEL2-network, financed by the 5th framework program of the EU Commission. He analysed the impact of the Internet on the transnationalisation of civil society actors, on direct action and on interactive civic engagement. After that he obtained a Marie Curie research-fellowship, based at the Media and Communication Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he studied the participatory claims and practices of international organisations, involving civil society actors in their decision-making processes and the use of the Internet to facilitate this. Bart Cammaerts is now senior lecturer in the Media and Communications Department of the LSE and director of the PhD program. He is former chair of the Communication and Democracy Section of the European Communication and Research Association - ECREA| and vice-chair of the Communication, Technology & Policy-section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research - IAMCR|. Beyond academia, Bart Cammaerts is also active within the community radio movement| and as a musician and DJ|.

Research interests 

On a more general level, he has been addressing theoretical notions of (participatory) democracy, globalisation/transnationalisation, participation, access, (self-)representation, public sphere, power, social change and counter-hegemonic strategies of resistance. Within these areas media and communication is considered to have different meanings, as a symbolic arena for the (re-)production of meaning, as a citizenship right, as a political actor, or as a tool for empowerment and activism but also as a tool of propaganda and the dissemination of discourses of hatred. With regard to methodologies he has combined quantitative methods, such as surveys, with qualitative methods, such as interviews and critical discourse analysis. A recurrent theme in his research relates to overcoming rigid dichotomies and analytical categories such as alternative/mainstream, new/old media, public/private and consider the interactions between both ends of these dichotomies. While these dichotomies have a role to play in structuring our way of thinking about the social and the political, reality is often much more messier.

Regarding future research he is working on current activist cultures and how a media and communication saturated environment impacts on activist identities, the nature of protest and more broadly civic cultures; community radio regulation in a digital age and multi-stakeholderism; and the consequences of different patterns of consumption of and value attributed to music for alternative labels and artists.

Publications

Books and Edited Collections

Book Sections

  • ICTs and social movements
    Cammaerts, Bart (2014) ICTs and social movements. In: Mansell, Robin and Hwa, Peng, (eds.) The International encyclopedia of digital communication and society. Wiley-Blackwell. (In Press)
  • Movement media as technologies of self-mediation
    Cammaerts, Bart (2014) Movement media as technologies of self-mediation. In: Atton, Chris, (ed.) The Routledge companion to alternative and community media. Routledge, London, UK. (In Press)
  • Technologies of self-mediation: affordances and constraints of social media for protest movements
    Cammaerts, Bart (2014) Technologies of self-mediation: affordances and constraints of social media for protest movements. In: Uldam, Julie and Vestergaard, Anne, (eds.) Civic engagement and social media - political participation beyond the protest. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. (In Press)
  • Introduction: mediation and protest movements
    Cammaerts, Bart, Matoni, Alice and McCurdy, Patrick (2013) Introduction: mediation and protest movements. In: Cammaerts, Bart, Mattoni, Alice and McCurdy, Patrick, (eds.) Mediation and protest movements. Intellect, Bristol, UK, pp. 3-19. ISBN 9781841506432
  • Power dynamics in multi–stakeholder policy processes and intra–civil society networking
    Cammaerts, Bart (2011) Power dynamics in multi–stakeholder policy processes and intra–civil society networking. In: Mansell, Robin and Raboy, M., (eds.) The Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policy. General communication & media studies . Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK, pp. 131-147. ISBN 9781405198714
  • Mediation and resistance
    Cammaerts, Bart (2011) Mediation and resistance. In: Tomanić Trivundža, Ilija, Carpentier, Nico, Nieminen, Hannu, Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Pille, Kilborn, Richard, Olsson, Tobias and Sundin, Ebba, (eds.) Critical Perspectives on the European Mediasphere, the Intellectual Work of the 2011 Ecrea European Media and Communication Doct. The Researching and teaching communication series(6). Faculty of Social Sciences: Založba FDV, Tartu, Estonia, pp. 41-56. ISBN 9789612355838
  • The task of interpretation: converging perspectives in audience research and digital literacies?
    Das, Ranjana (2010) The task of interpretation: converging perspectives in audience research and digital literacies? In: Cammaerts, Bart, Carpentier, Nico, Tomanić Trivundža, Ilija, Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Pille, Sundin, Ebba, Olsson, Tobias, Kilborn, Richard and Nieminen, Hannu, (eds.) Media and Communication Studies Intersections and Interventions, the Intellectual Work of Ecrea's 2010 European Media and Commun. The Researching and teaching communication series. Tartu University Press, Tartu, Estonia. ISBN 9789949195534
  • Civil society participation in multistakeholder processes: in between realism and utopia
    Cammaerts, Bart (2009) Civil society participation in multistakeholder processes: in between realism and utopia. In: Stein, Laura, Kidd, Dorothy and Rodríguez, Clemencia, (eds.) Making Our Media: Global Initiatives Toward a Democratic Public Sphere. Hampton Press, New Jersey, USA, pp. 83-102. ISBN 9781572737948
  • Citizen journalism and the North Belgian peace march
    Carpentier, Nico, De Brabander, Ludo and Cammaerts, Bart (2009) Citizen journalism and the North Belgian peace march. In: Allan, Stuart and Thorsen, Einar, (eds.) Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives. Global crises and the media(vol. 1). Peter Lang, New York, pp. 163-175. ISBN 9781433102950
  • Foreword: internet-mediated participation beyond the nation state
    Mansell, Robin (2008) Foreword: internet-mediated participation beyond the nation state. In: Cammaerts, Bart, (ed.) Internet-Mediated Participation Beyond the Nation State. University of Manchester Press, Manchester, UK, i-iv. ISBN 9780719076480
  • Political jamming
    Cammaerts, Bart (2007) Political jamming. In: Anheier, Helmut K., Glasius, Marlies and Kaldor, Mary, (eds.) Global Civil Society 2007/8: Communicative Power and Democracy. Global civil society - year books. SAGE, London, UK, pp. 214-215. ISBN 9781412948012
  • Activism and media
    Cammaerts, Bart (2007) Activism and media. In: Cammaerts, Bart and Carpentier, Nico, (eds.) Reclaiming the Media: Communication Rights and Democratic Media Roles. European communication research and education association series,3. Intellect, Bristol, UK, pp. 217-224. ISBN 9781841501635
  • Blogs, online forums, public spaces and the extreme right in North Belgium
    Cammaerts, Bart (2007) Blogs, online forums, public spaces and the extreme right in North Belgium. In: Carpentier, Nico, Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Pille, Nordenstreng, Kaarle, Hartmann, Maren, Vihalemm, Peeter, Cammaerts, Bart and Nieminen, Hannu, (eds.) Media Technologies and Democracy in an Enlarged Europe: the Intellectual Work of the 2007 European Media and Communication Docto. The research and teaching communication series. Tartu University Press, Tartu, Estonia, pp. 107-119. ISBN 9789949117451
  • Citizenship, the public sphere and media
    Cammaerts, Bart (2007) Citizenship, the public sphere and media. In: Cammaerts, Bart and Carpentier, Nico, (eds.) Reclaiming the Media: Communication Rights and Democratic Media Roles. European communication research and education association series,3. Intellect, Bristol, UK, pp. 1-8. ISBN 9781841501635
  • Media and communication strategies of glocalized activists: beyond media-centric thinking
    Cammaerts, Bart (2007) Media and communication strategies of glocalized activists: beyond media-centric thinking. In: Cammaerts, Bart and Carpentier, Nico, (eds.) Reclaiming the Media: Communication Rights and Democratic Media Roles. European Communication Research and Education Association series(3). Intellect, Bristol, UK, pp. 265-288. ISBN 9781841501635
  • Democratic familyship and negotiated practices of ICT users
    Hartmann, Maren, Carpentier, Nico and Cammaerts, Bart (2007) Democratic familyship and negotiated practices of ICT users. In: Dahlgren, Peter, (ed.) Young Citizens and New Media : Learning Democratic Engagement. Routledge, London, pp. 167-187. ISBN 9780415395991
  • Learning about democracy: familyship and negotiated ICT users’ practices
    Hartmann, Maren, Carpentier, Nico and Cammaerts, Bart (2007) Learning about democracy: familyship and negotiated ICT users’ practices. In: Dahlgren, Peter, (ed.) Young Citizens and New Media: Learning for Democratic Participation. Routledge studies in social and political thought. Routledge, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780415395991
  • The internet and the second Iraqi War: extending participation and challenging mainstream journalism?
    Carpentier, Nico, Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Pille, Nordenstreng, Kaarle, Hartmann, Maren, Vihalemm, Peeter and Cammaerts, Bart (2006) The internet and the second Iraqi War: extending participation and challenging mainstream journalism? In: Cammaerts, Bart and Carpentier, Nico, (eds.) Researching Media, Democracy and Participation: the Intellectual Work of the 2006 European Media and Communication Doctoral Summ. The research and teaching communication series. Tartu University Press, Tartu, Estonia, pp. 159-171. ISBN 9789949114641
  • ICT-usage among transnational social movements in the networked society - to organise, to mobilise and to debate
    Cammaerts, Bart (2005) ICT-usage among transnational social movements in the networked society - to organise, to mobilise and to debate. In: Silverstone, Roger, (ed.) Media, Technology, and Everyday Life in Europe: From Information to Communication. Ashgate, Aldershot, UK, pp. 53-72. ISBN 0754643603
  • Universele toegang, burgerschap en de informatiesamenleving: internetgebruik en -gebruikers in de Vlaamse stedelijke openbare bibliotheken
    Cammaerts, Bart (2004) Universele toegang, burgerschap en de informatiesamenleving: internetgebruik en -gebruikers in de Vlaamse stedelijke openbare bibliotheken. In: Carpentier, Nico, Pauwels, C and Van Oost, O, (eds.) Het On(Be)Grijpbare Publiek: Een Communicatiewetenschappelijke Verkenning Van Het Publiek. VUBPRESS, Brussels, pp. 297-326. ISBN 9789054873648

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Articles

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Conference/Workshop Items

  • Planning an academic career: international perspectives: a workshop for young scholars (YECREA)
    Das, Ranjana, Uldam, Julie, Cammaerts, Bart, Carpentier, Nico, Hasebrink, Uwe, Poutiainen, Saila, Simelio, Nuria, Suarez, Roberto, Sorice, Michele, Trampota, Tomas, Vartanova, Elena and Witschge, Tamara (2010) Planning an academic career: international perspectives: a workshop for young scholars (YECREA). In: 3rd European Communication Conference, 12th-15th October 2010, Hamburg. (Unpublished)

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