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Democratic deliberation, citizenship, and networked computers : power to the people?

Bantas, Hercules 2010, Democratic deliberation, citizenship, and networked computers : power to the people?, Ph.D. thesis, School of International and Political Studies, Deakin University.


Title Democratic deliberation, citizenship, and networked computers : power to the people?
Author Bantas, Hercules
Institution Deakin University
School School of International and Political Studies
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Education
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2010
Keyword(s) Telematics - Political aspects
Political sociology
Information technology - Political aspects
Political participation - Technological innovations
Summary This study offers a multi-faceted response to the question of whether or not network computers can improve citizen power from the perspective of deliberative democratic theory. It concludes that in particular circumstances, computers can enhance citizens' power, and improve deliberation in liberal-democratic forums.
Language eng
Description of original ix, 217 leaves ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 323.042028546
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30030520

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