Tag Archives: political participation

AR; of online and offline activism

Is there a definite relationship between online and offline (political) activism? Two recent papers reply with a firm “maybe.” More precisely, Leung, in his 2009 article, tested whether a penchant for online content generation correlates with psychological empowerment – a … Continue reading

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Lippmann’s elitism

Alison Kadlec and Will Friedman’s article is a response to a set of critical arguments against deliberation, distilled from works of Iris Young and Lynn Sanders. Young, Sanders (and other, activist-minded critics) claim that formally and procedurally correct deliberation will … Continue reading

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AR; how to cope with the scope?

Deliberation is a good thing, but it’s also very demanding. How can it serve as the organizing principle for a modern democracy, where a common position must be found not among a small group, but among millions of people? Will … Continue reading

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AR; News, Talk, Opinion and Participation

The article “News, Talk, Opinion, Participation: The Part Played by Conversation in Deliberative Democracy”, by Kim, Wyatt and Katz, has in the 11 years passed since its publishing become a classic. Starting from a working concept of deliberative democracy, it … Continue reading

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AR; political discussion frequency, network size, and heterogeneity of discussions

_ Not one of the snappiest titles ever, but the original – from William P. Eveland, Jr. and Myiah Hutchens Hively, is even longer. In their paper they have reviewed considerable amounts of previous research material on political discussion, and … Continue reading

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AR; on blogs and political participation

  It has been established that traditional informational media consumption correlates with political participation: in general, the more someone uses the media for informational purposes, the higher the chances that they will also be politically active (I’ll add a brief … Continue reading

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