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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 2014, Are ICT/web 2.0 tools influencing civic engagement in modern democracies? An exploratory analysis from IndiaCyber behavior : concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications, Information Science Reference, Hershey, Pa., pp.1683-1698, doi: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5942-1.ch087.

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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
Title of book Cyber behavior : concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications
Publication date 2014
Chapter number 87
Total chapters 110
Start page 1683
End page 1698
Total pages 16
Publisher Information Science Reference
Place of Publication Hershey, Pa.
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.
ISBN 9781466659438
Language eng
DOI 10.4018/978-1-4666-5942-1.ch087
Field of Research 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category BN.1 Other book chapter, or book chapter not attributed to Deakin
Copyright notice ©2014, IGI Global
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30083507

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Collection: Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics
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