The Internet and Political Participation

@article{Polat2005TheIA,
  title={The Internet and Political Participation},
  author={R. Polat},
  journal={European Journal of Communication},
  year={2005},
  volume={20},
  pages={435 - 459}
}
  • R. Polat
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology, 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… CONTINUE READING
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