Digital Divide: Civic Engagement, Information Poverty, and the Internet Worldwide

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 24, 2001 - Business & Economics - 303 pages
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There is widespread concern that the Internet is exacerbating inequalities between the information rich and poor.
  

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This is one of the best introductions to the digital divide. It is a cliched statement, but this book explores governance, civil society and civic engagement with depth and clarity. It explores the ... Read full review

Contents

Introductory Framework
1
The Digital Divide
3
Understanding the Digital Divide
26
Wired World
39
Social Inequalities
68
The Virtual Political System
93
Theories of Digital Democracy
95
eGovernance
112
Civic Society
171
The Democratic Divide
193
Cyberculture
195
Civic Engagement
217
Conclusions Promoting eDemocracy
232
Nations in the Study and Abbreviated Names Used in Figures
241
Notes
247
Select Bibliography
273

Online Parliaments
132
Virtual Parties
148

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About the author (2001)

Pippa Norris is Director of the Democratic Governance group in the United Nations Development Programme in New York and the Maguire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Recent books include "Sacred and Secular: Politics and Religion Worldwide" (with Ronald Inglehart, 2004), "Electoral Engineering: Voting Rules and Political Behavior" (2004), and "Driving Democratization: What Works" (2006). Norris, who is a political scientist, has served as an expert consultant for many international bodies including the UN, UNESCO, the Council of Europe, International IDEA, the National Endowment for Democracy, and the UK Electoral Commission.