Internet and Democracy in the Network Society

Internet and Democracy in the Network Society

Drawing upon structuration theory and network theory and real-world case studies from across the globe, the book is logically structured around the following topics: Political Participation and Inclusion Habermas and the Reconstruction of ...

Author: Jan A.G.M. van Dijk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351110693

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

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A seminal shift has taken place in the relationship between Internet usage and politics. At the turn of the century, it was presumed that digital communication would produce many positive political effects like improvements to political information retrieval, support for public debate and community formation or even enhancements in citizen participation in political decision-making. While there have been positive effects, negative effects have also occurred including fake news and other political disinformation, social media appropriation by terrorists and extremists, ‘echo-chambers’ and "filter bubbles", elections influenced by hostile hackers and campaign manipulation by micro-targeting marketing. It is time for critical re-evaluation. Designed to encourage critical thinking on the part of the student, internationally recognized experts, Jan A.G.M. van Dijk and Kenneth Hacker, chronicle the political significance of new communication technologies for the promotion of democracy over the last two decades. Drawing upon structuration theory and network theory and real-world case studies from across the globe, the book is logically structured around the following topics: Political Participation and Inclusion Habermas and the Reconstruction of Public Space Media and Democracy in Authoritarian States Democracy and the Internet in China E-government and democracy Views of democracy and Internet use Underpinned by up-to-date literature, this important textbook is aimed at students and scholars of communication studies, political science, sociology, political communication, and international relations.
Categories: Political Science

Internet and Democracy in the Network Society

Internet and Democracy in the Network Society

Drawing upon structuration theory and network theory and real-world case studies from across the globe, the book is logically structured around the following topics: Political Participation and Inclusion Habermas and the Reconstruction of ...

Author: Jan A. G M. van Dijk

Publisher:

ISBN: 1351110713

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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A seminal shift has taken place in the relationship between Internet usage and politics. At the turn of the century, it was presumed that digital communication would produce many positive political effects like improvements to political information retrieval, support for public debate and community formation or even enhancements in citizen participation in political decision-making. While there have been positive effects, negative effects have also occurred including fake news and other political disinformation, social media appropriation by terrorists and extremists, 'echo-chambers' and "filter bubbles", elections influenced by hostile hackers and campaign manipulation by micro-targeting marketing. It is time for critical re-evaluation. Designed to encourage critical thinking on the part of the student, internationally recognized experts, Jan A.G.M. van Dijk and Kenneth Hacker, chronicle the political significance of new communication technologies for the promotion of democracy over the last two decades. Drawing upon structuration theory and network theory and real-world case studies from across the globe, the book is logically structured around the following topics: Political Participation and Inclusion Habermas and the Reconstruction of Public Space Media and Democracy in Authoritarian States Democracy and the Internet in China E-government and democracy Views of democracy and Internet use Underpinned by up-to-date literature, this important textbook is aimed at students and scholars of communication studies, political science, sociology, political communication, and international relations.
Categories: Political Science

Superfluous Women

Superfluous Women

Internet and Democracy in the Network Society. London: Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics, and Society, 2018. Dmytriyeva, Maria. “Femen na tli hrudei.” Krytyka 15, no. 1–2 (2011): 20–3. Dmytryk, Olenka. “'I'm a Feminist, ...

Author: Jessica Zychowicz

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487501686

Category: Art

Page: 424

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Using firsthand interviews, archival documents, and visual analysis, Superfluous Women explores the intersections between art, protest, and feminism in today's Ukraine.
Categories: Art

Global Media and Strategic Narratives of Contested Democracy

Global Media and Strategic Narratives of Contested Democracy

ROUTLEDGE STUDIES IN GLOBAL INFORMATION, POLITICS AND SOCIETY Edited by Kenneth Rogerson, Duke University and Laura Roselle, Elon University ... Internet and Democracy in the Network Society Jan A.G.M. van Dijk and Kenneth L. Hacker 18.

Author: Robert S. Hinck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000012101

Category: Political Science

Page: 154

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In order to better understand how the world viewed the US 2016 presidential election, the issues that mattered around the world, and how nations made sense of how their media systems constructed presentations of the presidential election, Robert S. Hinck, Skye C. Cooley, and Randolph Kluver examine global news narratives during the campaign and immediately afterwards. Analyzing 1,578 news stories from 62 sources within three regional media ecologies in China, Russia, and the Middle East, Hinck, Cooley, and Kluver demonstrate how the US election was incorporated into narrative constructions of the global order. They establish that the narratives told about the US election through national and regional media provide insights into how foreign nations construct US democracy, and reflect local understandings regarding the issues, and impacts, of US policy towards those nations. Avoiding jargon-laden prose, Global Media and Strategic Narratives of Contested Democracy is as accessible as it is wide-ranging. Its empirical detail will expand readers’ understanding of soft power as narrative articulations of foreign nation’s policies, values, and beliefs within localized media systems. Communication/media studies students, as well as political scientists whose studies includes media and global politics, will welcome its publication.
Categories: Political Science

Infrastructure Communication in International Relations

Infrastructure Communication in International Relations

Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society Edited by Kenneth Rogerson, Duke University and Laura Roselle, Elon University ... Internet and Democracy in the Network Society Jan A.G.M. van Dijk and Kenneth L. Hacker 18.

Author: Carolijn van Noort

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000205824

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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This book demonstrates how infrastructure projects and the communications thereof are strategized by rising powers to envision progress, to enhance the actor’s international identity, and to substantiate and leverage the actor’s vision of international order. While the physical aspects of infrastructure are important, infrastructure communication in international relations demands more scholarly attention. Using a case-study approach, Carolijn van Noort examines how rising powers communicate about infrastructure internationally and discusses the significance of these communication practices. The four case studies include BRICS’s summit communications about infrastructure, Brazil’s infrastructure promises to Africa, China’s communication of the Belt and Road Initiative in East Africa, and Kazakhstan’s news media coverage of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Van Noort highlights the fact that the link between infrastructure, identity, and order-making is arbitrary and thus contested in practice, with rising powers operationalizing infrastructure communication in international relations in varied ways. She argues that both communication organization and the visuality of strategic narratives on infrastructure influence the international communication of infrastructure vision and action plans, with different levels of success. Infrastructure Communication in International Relations is a welcome and timely book of interest to students and scholars in the fields of international relations, global communications, and the politics of infrastructure.
Categories: Political Science

The Future of Global Competition

The Future of Global Competition

Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society Edited by Kenneth Rogerson, Duke University and Laura Roselle, Elon University ... Internet and Democracy in the Network Society Jan A.G.M. van Dijk and Kenneth L. Hacker 18.

Author: Robert Hinck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000480344

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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With today’s social and geopolitical order in significant flux this project offers vital insight into the future global order by comparatively charting national media perceptions regarding the future of global competition, through the lens of Ontological Security (OS). The authors employ a mixed-method approach to analyze 620 news articles from 47 Russian, Chinese, Venezuelan, and Iranian news sources over a five-year period (2014-2019), quantitatively comparing the drivers of their visions while providing in-depth qualitative case studies for each nation. Not only do these narratives reveal how these four nations understand the current global order, but also point to their (in)flexibility and agentic capacity for reflection in adapting, even shaping the future order, and their identity-roles within it, around an economic and diplomatic battleground. The authors argue these narratives create trajectories with inertial effects grounded in their OS needs, providing enduring insights into their behavior and interests moving into the future. The Future of Global Coopetition will help readers understand how influential nations typical aligned in opposition to the US, envision the drivers of global competition and the make-up of the future international system. Those engaged in the study of media, global politics, international relations, and communication will find this book to be a critical source.
Categories: Political Science

The Digital Divide

The Digital Divide

... K. L. (2003) The digital divide as a complex and dynamic phenomenon, Information Society, 19(4): 315–26. van Dijk, J. A. G. M., and Hacker, K. L. (2018) Internet and Democracy in the Network Society. New York: Routledge. van Laar, ...

Author: Jan van Dijk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509534463

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Contrary to optimistic visions of a free internet for all, the problem of the ‘digital divide’ – the disparity between those with access to internet technology and those without – has persisted for close to twenty-five years. In this textbook, Jan van Dijk considers the state of digital inequality and what we can do to tackle it. Through an accessible framework based on empirical research, he explores the motivations and challenges of seeking access and the development of requisite digital skills. He addresses key questions such as: Does digital inequality reduce or reinforce existing, traditional inequalities? Does it create new, previously unknown social inequalities? While digital inequality affects all aspects of society and the problem is here to stay, Van Dijk outlines policies we can put in place to mitigate it. The Digital Divide is required reading for students and scholars of media, communication, sociology, and related disciplines, as well as for policymakers.
Categories: Social Science

Disability Rights Advocacy Online

Disability Rights Advocacy Online

Toward Nonprofit Organization Reform in the Voluntary Spirit: Lessons from the Internet. ... Informationalism, Networks, and the Network Society: A Theoretical Blueprint. In M. Castells, ed. ... Routledge Handbook of Internet Politics.

Author: Filippo Trevisan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317537069

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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Disability rights advocates in the United Kingdom and the United States recently embraced new media technologies in unexpected and innovative ways. This book sheds light on this process of renewal and asks whether the digitalisation of disability rights advocacy can help re-configure political participation into a more inclusive experience for disabled Internet users, enhancing their stakes in democratic citizenship. Through the examination of social media content, Web link analysis, and interviews with leading figures in grassroots groups on both sides of the Atlantic, Filippo Trevisan reveals the profound impact that the Internet has had on disability advocacy in the wake of the austerity agenda that followed the 2008 global financial crisis. In Britain, a new, tech-savvy generation of young disabled self-advocates has emerged from this process. The role of social media platforms such as Facebook in helping politically inexperienced users make sense of complex policy changes through the use of personal stories is discussed also. In addition, this book explains why British disability advocates adopted more innovative and participatory strategies compared to their American counterparts when faced with similar policy crises. This book reviews the implications of this unexpected digital transformation for the structure of the disability rights movement, its leadership, and the opportunity for disabled citizens to participate fully in democratic politics vis-à-vis persisting Web access and accessibility barriers. An original perspective on the relationship between disability and the Internet, and an indispensable read for scholars wishing to contextualize and enrich their knowledge on digital disability rights campaigns vis-à-vis the broader ecology of policymaking.
Categories: Political Science

Routledge Handbook of Digital Media and Communication

Routledge Handbook of Digital Media and Communication

Bennett, W. L., Segerberg, A., and Walker, S. (2014). Organization in the Crowd: Peer Production in Large-Scale Networked Protests. Information, Communication & Society, 17(2), 232–260, Taylor & Francis. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2013.870379 ...

Author: Leah A. Lievrouw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317205296

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

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What are we to make of our digital social lives and the forces that shape it? Should we feel fortunate to experience such networked connectivity? Are we privileged to have access to unimaginable amounts of information? Is it easier to work in a digital global economy? Or is our privacy and freedom under threat from digital surveillance? Our security and welfare being put at risk? Our politics undermined by hidden algorithms and misinformation? Written by a distinguished group of leading scholars from around the world, the Routledge Handbook of Digital Media and Communication provides a comprehensive, unique, and multidisciplinary exploration of this rapidly growing and vibrant field of study. The Handbook adopts a three-part structural framework for understanding the sociocultural impact of digital media: the artifacts or physical devices and systems that people use to communicate; the communicative practices in which they engage to use those devices, express themselves, and share meaning; and the organizational and institutional arrangements, structures, or formations that develop around those practices and artifacts. Comprising a series of essay-chapters on a wide range of topics, this volume crystallizes current knowledge, provides historical context, and critically articulates the challenges and implications of the emerging dominance of the network and normalization of digitally mediated relations. Issues explored include the power of algorithms, digital currency, gaming culture, surveillance, social networking, and connective mobilization. More than a reference work, this Handbook delivers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of the state of new media scholarship and its most important future directions that will shape and animate current debates.
Categories: Social Science

Towards a Sustainable Information Society

Towards a Sustainable Information Society

'The World as Clock: The Network Society and Experimental Ecologies', Topia: A Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies ... 'The End of the Experiment: How Icann's Foray into Global Internet Democracy Failed', Harvard Journal of Law ...

Author: European Consortium for Communications Research

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841501338

Category: Political Science

Page: 215

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The Information Society is one of the recurrent imaginaries to describe present-day structures, discourses and practices. Within its meaning is enshrined the promise of a better world, sometimes naively assuming a technological deus ex machina, in other cases hoping for the creation of policy tools that will overcome a diversity of societal divides. With the two-phased World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the United Nations attempted to stimulate the development of such tools. Simultaneously, the WSIS is a large-scale experiment in multistakeholderism. The objective was to create a more balanced decision-making process that would allow the voices of civil society and business actors to be heard in international politics. This book aims to evaluate the potentialities of both the Information Society, and the WSIS in supporting and constructing more democratic, just and developed societies. It is the second book arising from the intellectual work of European Consortium for Communications Research members.
Categories: Political Science