Digital Divide: Civic Engagement, Information Poverty, and the Internet Worldwide / Edition 1

Digital Divide: Civic Engagement, Information Poverty, and the Internet Worldwide / Edition 1

by Pippa Norris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521002230

ISBN-13: 9780521002233

Pub. Date: 09/28/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

There is widespread concern that the explosive growth of the Internet is exacerbating existing inequalities between the information rich and poor. Digital Divide sets out to examine the evidence for access and use of the Internet in 179 nations across the world. A global divide is evident between industrialized and developing societies. A social divide is apparent

Overview

There is widespread concern that the explosive growth of the Internet is exacerbating existing inequalities between the information rich and poor. Digital Divide sets out to examine the evidence for access and use of the Internet in 179 nations across the world. A global divide is evident between industrialized and developing societies. A social divide is apparent between rich and poor within each nation. And within the online community, evidence for a democratic divide is emerging between those who do and do not use Internet resources to engage, mobilize and participate in public life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521002233
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Communication, Society and Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introductory Framework: 1. The digital divide; 2. Understanding the digital divide: wired world; 3. Social inequalities; Part II. The Virtual Political System: 4. Theories of digital democracy; 5. e-governance; 6. Online parliaments; 7. Virtual parties; 8. Civic society; Part III. The Democratic Divide: 9. Cyberculture; 10. Digital engagement; 11. Conclusions: promoting digital democracy.

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