author={Douglas Schuler},
  journal={Information, Communication \& Society},
  pages={157 - 181}
  • D. Schuler
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • Art
  • Information, Communication & Society
In spite of remarkable advances in science and technology, humankind is beset with a number of serious problems. These are not just problems that 'won't go away'; they are problems that are worsening considerably. These problems include the growing gap between rich and poor, between those who have too much and those who have too little, as well as a broad range of environmental issues that may have major consequences but, at the same time, are little understood. This essay explores the idea of… 

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Can Technology Support Democracy?

  • D. Schuler
  • Political Science
    Digit. Gov. Res. Pract.
  • 2020
The primary aim of technology in the service of democracy is not merely to make it easier or more convenient but to improve society's civic intelligence, its ability to address the problems it faces effectively and equitably.



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