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Chapter on Gangsta-Rap

The edited volume Deutscher Gangstarap II: Popkultur als Kampf um Anerkennung und Integration is in stores now and includes a chapter on the „neoliberal paradox of German Gangsta-Rap“ by Alexander Bendel and yours truly.

New article on crowdsourcing democracy

I wrote a piece for The Conversation entitled „Charting a course to government by the crowd, for the crow.“ 

I argue that it is a bitter irony that politicians lament the threat to democracy posed by the internet, instead of exploiting its potential to enhance the existing system. Hackers and bots may help to sway elections, but modern technology has allowed the power of the multitude to positively disrupt the world of business and beyond. Now, crowdsourcing should be allowed to shake up the lawmaking process to make democracies more participatory and efficient…read more