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Digital activism : a hierarchy of political commitment

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posted on 2018-01-01, 00:00 authored by J George, Dorothy LeidnerDorothy Leidner
Political action has a long history. Information systems provide new affordances for political action that go well beyond sending an email to elected officials or “liking” a political Facebook page. Digital activism - political action enabled by Information Systems (IS) - not only provides citizens with enhanced opportunities for organization and communication, but also allows opportunities to take direct political action and create greater impact with fewer resources. This paper seeks to explore and build theory on the use and impact of digital activism by extending Milbrath’s hierarchy of political participation to reflect digital activism. The paper contributes to both the IS and political science literature with a digital activism framework that builds on digital activism theory.

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Event

System sciences. Conference (51st : 2018 : Waikōloa Village, Hi)

Pagination

2299 - 2308

Publisher

AIS

Location

Waikōloa Village, Hi.

Place of publication

[Atlanta, Ga.]

Start date

2018-01-03

End date

2018-01-06

ISSN

1530-1605

ISBN-13

9780998133119

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Title of proceedings

HICSS-51 2018 : Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

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