The Prospect of Internet Democracy

Author: Michael Margolis,Gerson Moreno-Riaño

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317018826

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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The internet opens up new opportunities for citizens to organize and mobilize for action but it also provides new channels that established political, social and economic interests can use to extend their powers. Will the internet revolutionize politics? The Prospect of Internet Democracy is a rich and detailed exploration of the theoretical implications of the internet and related information and communication technologies (ICTs) for democratic theory. Focusing in particular on how political uses of the internet have affected or seem likely to affect patterns of influence among citizens, interest groups and political institutions, the authors examine whether the internet's impact on democratic politics is destined to repeat the history of other innovative ICTs. The volume explores the likely long-term effects of such uses on the conduct of politics in the USA and other nations that declare themselves modern democracies and assesses the extent to which they help or hinder viable democratic governance.
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Democracy Online

The Prospects for Political Renewal Through the Internet

Author: Peter M. Shane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135934169

Category: Law

Page: 300

View: 3167

Taking a multidisciplinary approach that they identify as a "cyber-realist research agenda," the contributors to this volume examine the prospects for electronic democracy in terms of its form and practice--while avoiding the pitfall of treating the benefits of electronic democracy as being self-evident. The debates question what electronic democracy needs to accomplish in order to revitalize democracy and what the current state of electronic democracy can teach us about the challenges and opportunities for implementing democratic technology initiatives.
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Recht & Netz

Author: Marion Albers,Ioannis Katsivelas

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 3845293284

Category: Law

Page: 522

View: 3959

Das Internet ist Faktor und Produkt des fundamentalen Wandels, den die Gesellschaft und ihr Recht gegenwärtig erleben. Wie weit und wie tief dies reicht, steht mittlerweile im Zentrum öffentlicher Aufmerksamkeit. Die Beiträge des vorliegenden Bandes setzen sich aus interdisziplinärer und aus rechtlicher Perspektive mit Grundsatz- und Querschnittsproblemen, mit einem breiten Spektrum an bereichsspezifischen Fragen und mit Zukunftsthemen auseinander. Dazu zählen unter anderem "Hate Speech", Meinungsäußerungen von Arbeitnehmern in Sozialen Netzwerken, die Shareconomy und die Geschäftsmodelle von AirBnB und Uber, Finanzierungsmechanismen im Web, das "Bezahlen mit Daten" und Adblocker, neue Formen der Musik und Urheberrechte, die Datafizierung des Autofahrens oder Visionen weiterer Technisierung und Vernetzung, wie sie die Stichworte der "Augmented Reality", der "Smart Lenses" oder der "Cyborgs" liefern. Mit Beiträgen von Marion Albers, Urs-Vito Albrecht, Mats Andresen, Jonas Benedikt Böhme, Frédéric Döhl, Christian Frerix, Mathias Hong, Ioannis Katsivelas, Lea Köttering, Janina Lehmann, Konstanze Marx, Holger Morgenstern, Karl-Nikolaus Peifer, Lasse Ramson, Anna Schimke, Robin Schneller, Thomas Schwenke, Janusch Skubatz, Rüdiger Spendel, Frank Steinicke, Vanessa Zoltkowski.
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Politics and the Internet in Comparative Context

Views from the cloud

Author: Paul Nixon,Rajash Rawal,Dan Mercea

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135104026

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

View: 4478

For many years now we have witnessed the developing use of the internet and associated technologies by political actors and organisations. Claims and counter claims have been made as its suitability as a tool to help in the struggle to re-invigorate political participation in democracies across the globe has been contested. This book charts the shifting sands of political activity in the digital age. It interrogates the hybrid nature of modern politics as online and offline actions blur the boundaries of traditional politics between ‘real-life’ co-presence and the booming virtual domain of politics. By so doing, it critically reflects on the latest scholarship on the subject while concurrently advancing stimulating new insights into it. Encapsulating both the range and the diverse velocities of change in different political arenas and geographical locations, this volumes seeks to map out a path if not towards the politics of tomorrow then towards a better comprehension of the politics of today. Featuring a range of international and comparative case studies presenting research on the UK, US, Italy, France, Spain, Romania, Africa and China, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Politics and Media, Political Communication, New Media studies, Public Administration, Sociology, Communication Studies, Computing and Information and Communications Technologies.
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What's the Matter with the Internet?

Author: Mark Poster

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816638352

Category: Computers

Page: 214

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In What's the Matter with the Internet?, leading cultural theorist Mark Poster offers a sophisticated and astute assessment of the potential the new medium has to redefine culture and politics. Avoiding the mindless hype and meaningless jargon that has characterized much of the debate about the future of the Web, he details what truly distinguishes the Internet from other media and the implications these novel properties have for such vital issues as authorship, national identity and global citizenship, the fate of ethnicity and race, and democracy. Arguing that the Internet demands a social and cultural theory appropriate to the specific qualities of cyberspace, Poster reformulates the ideas of thinkers associated with our understanding of post-modern culture and the media (including Foucault, Deleuze, Heidegger, Baudrillard, and Derrida) to account for and illuminate the virtual world, paying particular attention to its political dimensions and the nature of identity. In this innovative analysis, Poster acknowledges that although the colonization of the Internet by corporations and governments does threaten to retard its capacity to bring about genuine change, the new medium is still capable of transforming both contemporary social practices and the way we see the world and ourselves.
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Politische Soziologie

Ein Studienbuch

Author: Viktoria Kaina,Andrea Römmele

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531914227

Category: Political Science

Page: 501

View: 6243

Mehr als 25 Jahre nach Erscheinen des letzten Überblicksbandes zur Politischen Soziologie fasst das als Sammelband angelegte Studienbuch den aktuellen Forschungsstand der Politischen Soziologie im Schnittbereich von Politikwissenschaft und Soziologie zusammen. Ausgewiesene Forscherinnen und Forscher geben einen Einblick in die theoretisch-konzeptionellen Grundlagen und Fortentwicklungen der zentralen Subdisziplinen der Politischen Soziologie, zum Beispiel der Werte- und Einstellungsforschung, der Wahl- und Parteiensoziologie, der Parlamentarismus- sowie politischen Partizipations- und Kommunikationsforschung. Der profunde Überblick über grundlegende Begriffe, Konzepte und Analyseinstrumentarien wird nicht nur um empirische Befunde ergänzt. Der Band bietet zudem eine Übersicht über die Analyse- und Forschungsdesigns der Politischen Soziologie, ihre zentralen Forschungsmethoden und verwendbaren Datengrundlagen. Unter besonderer Berücksichtigung neu konzipierter und noch entstehender BA- und MA-Studiengänge ist der Band ein unverzichtbares Studienbuch in einem wichtigen Bereich der Politikwissenschaft.
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The Internet in Indonesia's New Democracy

Author: David T. Hill,Krishna Sen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134450699

Category: History

Page: 224

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The Internet in Indonesia’s New Democracy is a detailed study of legal, economic, political and cultural practices surrounding the provision and consumption of the Internet in Indonesia at the turn of the twenty-first century. Hill and Sen detail the emergence of the Internet into Indonesia in the mid-1990s, and cover its growth through the dramatic economic and political crises of 1997 and the subsequent transition to democracy. Conceptually the Internet is seen as a global phenomenon, with global implications, however this book develops a way of thinking about the Internet within the limits of geo-political categories of nations and provinces. The political turmoil in Indonesia provides a unique context in which to understand the specific local and national consequences of a global, universal technology.
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Handbook of Research on Transformative Online Education and Liberation: Models for Social Equality

Models for Social Equality

Author: Kurubacak, Gulsun

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1609600479

Category: Social Science

Page: 594

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"This book focuses on the societal, social, political, economic and philosophical perspectives of transformative models and how digital learning communities foster critical reflections and perspective change, building a better understanding on how online educators/designers/tutors/learners can talk about injustice and inequality to a virtual group"--Provided by publisher.
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Interim report on the Administrative Law, Process and Procedure Project for the 21st Century

committee print : Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, December, 2006

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1436

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Defining Democracy in a Digital Age

Political Support on Social Media

Author: B. Lutz,P. Toit

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137496193

Category: Political Science

Page: 138

View: 9432

The internet has created a new social base where governments are ever more critically examined and measuring public sentiment expressed on social media is crucial to gauging ongoing support for democracy. This book illustrates a methodology for doing so, and considers the impact of this new public sphere on the future of democracy.
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Governance.com

Democracy in the Information Age

Author: Elaine C. Kamarck,Joseph S. Nye

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815798613

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

View: 5495

Advances in information technology are transforming democratic governance. Power over information has become decentralized, fostering new types of community and different roles for government. This volume—developed by the Visions of Governance in the 21st Century program at the Kennedy School of Government—explores the ways in which the information revolution is changing our institutions of governance. Contributors examine the impact of technology on our basic institutions and processes of governance, including representation, community, politics, bureaucracy, and sovereignty. Their essays illuminate many of the promises and challenges of twenty-first century government. The contributors (all from Harvard unless otherwise indicated) include Joseph S. Nye Jr., Arthur Isak Applbaum, Dennis Thompson, William A. Galston (University of Maryland), L. Jean Camp, Pippa Norris, Anna Greenberg, Elaine Ciulla Kamarck, David C. King, Jane Fountain, Jerry Mechling, and Robert O. Keohane (Duke University).
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Edinburgh Companion to the History of Democracy

Author: Benjamin Isakhan

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748653686

Category: History

Page: 384

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Re-examines the long and complex history of democracy and broadens the traditional view of this history by complementing it with examples from unexplored or under-examined quarters.
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Digitalisierung demokratischer Prozesse

Gefahren und Chancen der Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie in der demokratischen Willensbildung der Informationsgesellschaft

Author: Martin Hilbert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electronic information resources

Page: 303

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Virtual Politics

Identity and Community in Cyberspace

Author: Dr David Holmes, Llb

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446240069

Category:

Page: 256

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Virtual Politics is a critical overview of the new - digital - body politic, with new technologies framing the discussion of key themes in social theory. This book shows how these new technologies are altering the nature of identity and agency, the relation of self to other, and the structure of community and political representation.
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Radical Democracy and the Internet

Interrogating Theory and Practice

Author: Lincoln Dahlberg,Eugenia Siapera

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230007208

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 9639

Radical Democracy and the Internet provides a systematic and mutual interrogation of radical democratic theory and Internet practice. Contributors critically examine a range of radical democratic theories in relation to online communication, from deliberative to agonistic to autonomist Marxist, and explore how such communication may be advancing democracy beyond what is conceptualized and practised within present liberal-capitalist political contexts. The result is an important contribution to both democratic theory and new media studies, and essential reading in politics, media studies, communications, and sociology.
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Technology, Development, and Democracy

International Conflict and Cooperation in the Information Age

Author: Juliann Emmons Allison

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791452134

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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The impact of internet technologies on international politics.
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Internet - Bildung - Gemeinschaft

Author: Friederike Gross,Winfried Marotzki,Uwe Sander

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 353190793X

Category: Education

Page: 258

View: 6447

Neue Informationstechnologien, insbesondere das Internet, gewinnen eine immer größere Bedeutung für die Lebens- und Arbeitswelt von Menschen. Ob es um Lernen und Spielen oder darum geht, soziale Beziehungen einzugehen und aufrecht zu erhalten, die neuen Medien bilden dabei einen integralen Bestandteil. Der Band bilanziert exemplarisch einige dieser Bereiche und fragt nach, wie sich unser Leben infolge der immer stärker werdenden Präsenz des Internet verändern wird.
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Chinese Cyber Nationalism

Evolution, Characteristics, and Implications

Author: Xu Wu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780739118177

Category: Political Science

Page: 267

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Chinese Cyber Nationalism offers the first comprehensive examination of the social and ideological movement that mixes Confucian cultural traditions and advanced media technology. Over the past decade, the Internet has increasingly become a communication center, organizational platform, and channel of execution by which Chinese nationalistic causes have been promoted throughout the world. Dr. Xu Wu chronicles the movement's evolutionary path through five distinct developing phases that cover the span of twelve years. Through the use of online surveys and in-depth interviews with foreign policy makers, nationalist webmasters, and leading intellectuals in China, this book analyzes the characteristics and political implications of the movement. Xu presents a unique framework for scholars to understand China's modernization and historic return onto the world stage. Chinese Cyber Nationalism is a important addition to the study of political communication and China's foreign policy.
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