The Internet and Political Participation

  title={The Internet and Political Participation},
  author={Rabia Karakaya Polat},
  journal={European Journal of Communication},
  pages={435 - 459}
  • R. Polat
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • Political Science
  • European Journal of Communication
There is a growing literature exploring the role of the Internet in influencing levels and styles of political participation. However, it is not yet clear why the Internet is perceived as a medium that can, at least potentially, increase participation. Moreover, putting the emphasis on the Internet as a technology rather than on its information and communication capabilities signals a tendency for technological determinism. In order to avoid this, the article explores the relation between the… 

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