A study of participation and representation in online deliberation

  title={A study of participation and representation in online deliberation},
  author={Steffen Albrecht},
One of the core elements of the vision of ‘electronic democracy’ is the hope that the Internet permits free and equal access to political debates. Proponents of edemocracy assume that the technology of the Internet can be exploited to make the political process more inclusive and deliberative. However, experiences with online communication made so far raise doubts. The digital divide being one obstacle to participation, even more astonishing is the fact that online discourses are constrained in… CONTINUE READING
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