The Internet and Politics: Citizens, Voters and Activists / Edition 1

The Internet and Politics: Citizens, Voters and Activists / Edition 1

by Sarah Oates
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041534784X

ISBN-13: 9780415347846

Pub. Date: 12/01/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415347846
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Series:
Democratization Studies Series
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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