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Are ICT/Web 2.0 tools influencing civic engagement in modern democracies? An exploratory analysis from India

Nair, Indu, Fraunholz, Bardo and Unnithan, Chandana 2012, Are ICT/Web 2.0 tools influencing civic engagement in modern democracies? An exploratory analysis from India, International journal of e-adoption, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 70-85.

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Title Are ICT/Web 2.0 tools influencing civic engagement in modern democracies? An exploratory analysis from India
Author(s) Nair, Indu
Fraunholz, Bardo
Unnithan, Chandana
Journal name International journal of e-adoption
Volume number 4
Issue number 4
Start page 70
End page 85
Total pages 16
Publisher IGI Global
Place of publication Hershey Pa.
Publication date 2012
ISSN 1937-9633
1937-9641
Keyword(s) Civic Engagement
Youtube
Web 2.0 Tools
Twitter
Public Opinion
Historiography
Facebook
Electoral System
Elections
Democracies
Summary Web 2.0 tools, while mobilising citizens to make informed choices, may also manipulated public opinion. This hypothesis forms the central theme of this research investigation through the historiography lens. Based on concurrent research from decade, the authors take a closer look at citizen-to-citizen engagement, so as to trace the role of web 2.0 tools, in perhaps manipulating public opinion or enabling democratic governance through reversal of some existing defects in the Indian context. Specifically, they raise these questions: Has ICT enabled civic engagement manipulated public opinion in this developing democracy? Has it succeeded in reversing apparent defects in the electoral system, which is regarded pivotal in democracies? Focusing on the elections, the authors present a synopsis of the use of web 2.0 tools which were seemingly efficiently and prolifically used during the elections albeit to reach out to the large population base in this country.
Language eng
Field of Research 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30050999

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