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The Internet and Politics

Citizens, voters and activists

Edited by Sarah Oates, Diana Owen, Rachel K Gibson

Routledge – 2007 – 240 pages

Series: Democratization Studies

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Description

This volume explores the nature of the Internet's impact on civil society, addressing the following central questions:

  • is the Internet qualitatively different from the more traditional forms of the media?
  • has the Internet demonstrated real potential to improve civil society through a wider provision of information, an enhancement of communication between government and citizen, or via better state transparency?
  • does the Internet pose a threat to the coherence of civil society as people are encouraged to abandon shared media experiences and pursue narrow interests?
  • in authoritarian states, does the Internet function as a beacon for free speech or as another tool for propaganda?

Name: The Internet and Politics: Citizens, voters and activists (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Sarah Oates, Diana Owen, Rachel K Gibson. This volume explores the nature of the Internet's impact on civil society, addressing the following central questions: is the Internet qualitatively different from the more traditional forms of the media? has the Internet demonstrated real...
Categories: Politics & International Relations, International Politics, Political Theory, Politics & the Media, Politics & Technology, Democracy