The Political Web: Media, Participation and Alternative Democracy (BOK)

Peter Dahlgren

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As democracy encounters increasing difficulties, many citizens are turning to the domain of alternative politics, and in so doing, making considerable use of the Web and other new communication technologies. Clearly this is having significant impact, and we see that new modes of political participation and even political cultures are emerging. Yet, we would be foolish to expect some simple 'techno-fix' for democracy; its problems are more complex than that. This volume analyses various factors that shape such Web-facilitated participation, including features of the Web itself as well as broader societal realities. Avoiding simplistic optimism or pessimism, the discussion highlights the tensions and force-fields that impact on participation. The presentation also addresses several key topics in regard to citizens' engagement, such as civic subjectivity, web intellectuals, and cosmopolitanism. While anchored in an extensive literature and wide theoretical vistas, the book is written in a clear and accessible style.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Peter Dahlgren
Forlag
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
ISBN 9781137326379
Antall sider 208 Dimensjoner 13,9cm x 21,5cm x 1,1cm
Vekt 267 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Political science & theory, Political subversion, Ethical & social aspects of IT