How Are Parliaments Using New Media to Engage with Citizens?

@article{Griffith2012HowAP,
  title={How Are Parliaments Using New Media to Engage with Citizens?},
  author={Jeffrey C. Griffith and Cristina Leston-Bandeira},
  journal={The Journal of Legislative Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={18},
  pages={496 - 513}
}
ICT-based methods of communication, and especially new forms of social media, offer parliaments the opportunity to communicate with citizens and engage them in the political process more effectively. This is important in a context of declining levels of trust in parliaments where new media is often identified as a tool to address poor engagement with politics. However, the use of ICT poses significant challenges to parliaments, many of which do not readily adopt new technology. As a result… Expand
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