The Internet, Public Spheres, and Political Communication: Dispersion and Deliberation

  title={The Internet, Public Spheres, and Political Communication: Dispersion and Deliberation},
  author={Peter Dahlgren},
  journal={Political Communication},
  pages={147 - 162}
The theme of the Internet and the public sphere now has a permanent place on research agendas and in intellectual inquiry; it is entering the mainstream of political communication studies. The first part of this presentation briefly pulls together key elements in the public sphere perspective, underscoring three main analytic dimensions: the structural, the representational, and the interactional. Then the discussion addresses some central themes in the current difficulties facing democracy… 

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