NETWORKING DEMOCRACY?

@article{Loader2011NETWORKINGD,
  title={NETWORKING DEMOCRACY?},
  author={Brian Loader and Dan Mercea},
  journal={Information, Communication \& Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={14},
  pages={757 - 769}
}
Early conceptions of digital democracy as a virtual public sphere or civic commons have been replaced by a new technological optimism for democratic renewal based upon the open and collaborative networking characteristics of social media. This article provides an introduction to a special issue of the international journal Information, Communication & Society, which attempts to present a grounded analysis of these claims drawing upon evidence-based research and analysis. A more cautious… 

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