Lance Bennett is Professor of Political Science and Ruddick C. Lawrence Professor of Communication at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, where he directs the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement (www.engagedcitizen.org). The focus of his work is on how communication processes affect citizen engagement with politics. His publications include The Logic of Connective Action: Digital Media and the Personalization of Contentious Politics (with Alexandra Segerberg, Cambridge, 2013). He has received the Ithiel de Sola Pool and Murray Edelman career awards from the American Political Science Association, and the International Communication Association has named him an ICA Fellow for lifetime achievement. His current interests focus on how to better align thinking about the economy, democracy and the environment in order to build more equitable and sustainable human systems on the planet.