Digitizing Democracy

1st Edition

Aljosha Karim Schapals, Axel Bruns, Brian McNair

Published October 15, 2018
Reference - 230 Pages - 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138483446 - CAT# K349111
Series: Routledge Studies in Media, Communication, and Politics


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What are the key challenges facing our increasingly digitized democracy, and how might we as citizens contribute to resolving them? This book explores these questions, adopting a multi-disciplinary approach that combines work from media studies, journalism studies, and political science scholars, and draws on trends in countries including Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Egypt, and Indonesia. The book is divided into four main themes: (1) the impact of digital communication on politics and government; (2) the future of news and journalism in the network society; (3) the potential of digital media to enhance civic engagement and social inclusion; and (4) visions for the future of digital democracy.

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