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Title Internet and democracy in the network society / edited by Jan A.G.M. van Dijk and Kenneth L. Hacker
Published New York : Routledge, 2018
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Series Routledge studies in global information, politics and society ; 17
Routledge studies in global information, politics and society ; 17
Contents Network properties and democracy -- Political participation and inclusion -- The reconstruction of public space in democracy -- Digital media and networking opportunities for depolarizing political discourse co-authored / by Ben Mollov, Bar-Ilan University, Israel -- From Arab spring to winter -- Making sense of China and digital democracy -- E-government and democracy
Summary A seminal shift has taken place in the relationship between Internet usage and politics. At the turn of the century, it was presumed that digital communication would produce many positive political effects like improvements to political information retrieval, support for public debate and community formation or even enhancements in citizen participation in political decision-making. While there have been positive effects, negative effects have also occurred including fake news and other political disinformation, social media appropriation by terrorists and extremists, 'echo-chambers' and "filter bubbles", elections influenced by hostile hackers and campaign manipulation by micro-targeting marketing. It is time for critical re-evaluation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Communication in politics -- Technological innovations
Democracy.
Information society -- Political aspects.
Internet -- Political aspects.
Political participation -- Technological innovations
Communication in politics -- Technological innovations.
Democracy.
Information society -- Political aspects.
Internet -- Political aspects.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Essays.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- National.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Reference.
Political participation -- Technological innovations.
Form Electronic book
Author Dijk, Jan van, 1952- editor.
Hacker, Kenneth L., editor.
ISBN 1351110683
1351110691
1351110705
9781351110686
9781351110693
9781351110709