The Internet and Democratic Discourse: Exploring The Prospects of Online Deliberative Forums Extending the Public Sphere

@article{Dahlberg2001TheIA,
  title={The Internet and Democratic Discourse: Exploring The Prospects of Online Deliberative Forums Extending the Public Sphere},
  author={L. Dahlberg},
  journal={Information, Communication & Society},
  year={2001},
  volume={4},
  pages={615 - 633}
}
  • L. Dahlberg
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Information, Communication & Society
Three prominent 'camps' have emerged within Internet democracy rhetoric and practice, each drawing upon different models of democracy: communitarian, liberal individualist and deliberative. Much interest has been shown in the former two camps by researchers and policy makers. This paper turns to an examination of the possible realization of the third camp's vision - that the public sphere of rational-critical discourse will be extended through cyberspace. This paper's method is to compare… Expand
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