Event Information:

  • Wed
    14
    Oct
    2015

    Social Media: Foundations of the Cyber-Society and the Role of Law

    9.00-5.00Haldane Room, Wolfson College

    In association with the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society

    In enabling the creation and rapid spread of social media, the internet has created a new social arena in which vast numbers of people are engaged.

    In common with other social arenas, such as the family, the school, the corporation, cyber-society is rapidly developing its own social structure of understandings, normative conventions, and regulatory mechanisms.

    This workshop will identify the key concepts that make up the cognitive, normative, and regulatory structure of the cyber-society, and consider the implications of these amorpohous and unregulated online social spaces for personal identity, freedom of expression, privacy, and state sovereignty.

    Participants

    Denis Galligan, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford
    Iginio Gagliardone, British Academy Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Oxford
    Bernie Hogan, Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute
    Jacob Rowbottom, Associate Professor of Law, University of Oxford
    Nicole Stremlau, Research Fellow, Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford
    Damian Tambini, Senior Lecturer, Department of Media and Communications, LSE
    Ying Yu, Research Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, and Programme Coordinator, FLJS Consumer Rights in China Programme