Teledemocracy: can technology protect democracy?
Professor Arterton presents systematic empirical research on whether direct citizen participation can be successfully mobilized through electronic media. Teledemocracy offers a new approach to political communication by emphasizing participation rather than behaviour. The book reviews the relationship between the communications revolution and the political process.
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The Debate over Technology and Democracy
The Promise of Technology
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