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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The Prospects for Political Renewal Through the Internet

Author: Peter M. Shane

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415948647

Category: Political Science

Page: 279

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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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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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The Internet, Democracy and Democratization

Author: Peter Ferdinand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136332596

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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The Internet is transforming relations between states and citizens. This study gives examples of how it is creating new political communities at various levels, both in democracies and authoritarian regimes. It is also used by marginalized anti-democratic groups such as neo-Nazis.
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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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Democracy and the Internet

Allies Or Adversaries?

Author: Leslie David Simon,Javier Corrales,Donald R. Wolfensberger

Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press

ISBN: 9781930365094

Category: Computers

Page: 109

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In Democracy and the Internet: Allies or Adversaries? three essays draw evidence from starkly different regions of the world -- the Middle East, Latin America, and the United States.
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Dynamics of Local Governance in China During the Reform Era

Author: Tse-Kang Leng

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780739126882

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

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Since the Chinese economic reform was realized in the early 1990s, a significant revolution has been launched socially, economically, and politically in China. At present, China is an indispensable actor in the international arena, so that the transitions domestically bring about substantial influence on the whole world. Dynamics of Local Governance in China during the Reform takes close look at China's current transformation and its broader implications. Through their thought-provoking essays, the contributors to this volume dissect China's transformation by examining various topics in the field of contemporary China studies, such as rural industrialization, development of civic society, socio-economic transformation and local self-governance.
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