The Prospect of Internet Democracy

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Political Science - 191 pages
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This work is a detailed exploration of the theoretical implications of the Internet and related information and communication technologies (ICTs) for democratic theory. It focuses on how political uses of the Internet have affected patterns of influence among citizens, interest groups and political institutions.
 

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Contents

The Internet and the Prospect of Democracy
5
Impossible Dreams The Radical Roots of CyberDemocracy
25
Tempering the Dreams Revised Theories of CyberDemocracy
41
Democracy Tolerance and the Internet
69
Mass Media and Internet Democracy
95
The Internet and Democratic Education
109
Parties Interest Groups and the Internets Impact on Democratic Participation
131
Internet Democracy in the 21st Century
149
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Michael Margolis is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati, USA. Gerson Moreno-RiaA o is Associate Professor of Goverment at the Regent University, USA.

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