Selected Publications

Selected publications

PhD Thesis:
McCurdy, Patrick (2009) ‘I Predict a Riot’ – mediation and political contention: Dissent!’s media practices at the 2005 Gleneagles G8 Summit. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science. Available from LSE Thesis Online.


Brevini, B., Hintz, A. and McCurdy, P. (eds) (2013). Beyond WikiLeaks: Implications for the Future of Communications, Journalism and Society. Palgrave: Basingstoke.

Cammermats, B., Matoni, A. and McCurdy, P. (eds). (2013). Mediation and Social Movements. Intellect: London.

Feigenbaum, A., Frenzel, F. and McCurdy, P. (in progress). Protest Camps. Zed Books: London. Project website:

Selected Publication (for a full list, see my uOttawa profile)

McCurdy, P. (2013). Societal Game Changer: The political potential—and power—of social media In Josh Greenberg and Charlene D. Elliott (Eds.). Communication in Question: Competing Perspectives on Controversial Issues in Communications Studies. Second edition. Nelson: Canada. pp. 144-151.

McCurdy, P. (2013). From the Pentagon Papers to Cablegate: How the Network Society Has Changed Leaking. In Benedetta Brevini, Arne Hintz and Patrick McCurdy (Eds.). Beyond WikiLeaks: Implications for the Future of Communications, Journalism & Society. Palgrave: New York. 2013, in press.

McCurdy, P. and Uldam, J. (2014, in press) “Connecting participant observation positions: towards a reflexive framework for studying social movements”. Field Methods, 26(1).

Frenzel, F., Feigenbaum, A., and P. McCurdy. “A research framework for the study of protest camps”. Sociological Review. Accepted, in production.

Feigenbaum, A., McCurdy, P and Frenzel, F. “Towards a Method for studying Affect in (micro)Politics: The Campfire Chats Project and the Occupy Movement”. Parallax. 2013. Accepted, in production.

McCurdy, P. and Engelbert, J. “Straitjackets and flak jackets: the BBC, ‘boundary work’ and the failed 2009 DEC Appeal for Gaza”. Observatorio. 6(2): 27-49 , 2012.

Engelbert, J. and McCurdy, P., A threat to impartiality: Reconstructing and situating the BBC’s denial of the 2009 DEC appeal for Gaza, Media War & Conflict. 5(2): 101-117, 2012

McCurdy, P., Social Movements, Protest and Mainstream Media, Sociology Compass. 6: 244-255, 2012.

McCurdy, P. , The ‘story’ in a risk society: A case study of the BBC and the ‘riskiness’ of journalism, Journal of Media Practice. 12: 173-188, 2011.

McCurdy, P., The Fragility of Dissent!: Mediated Resistance at the Gleneagles G8 Summit and the Impact of the 7/7 London Bombings, Culture, Language and Representation. IX: 99-116, 2011.

Engelbert, J. and McCurdy, P., The Plasticity of Impartiality: On the BBC’s argument not to carry the 2009 Gaza DEC appeal, Critical Discourse Studies. 8: 183-201, 2011

McCurdy, P. Theorizing Activists’ ‘Lay theories of media’: A case study of the Dissent! Network at the 2005 G8 Summit, International Journal of Communication. 5: 619-638. 2011
McCurdy, P., Breaking the spiral of silence – Unpacking the ‘media debate’ within Global Justice Movements: A Case Study of Dissent! and the 2005 Gleneagles G8 Summit, Interface: A journal for and about social movements. 2: 42-67, 2010



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