Tag Archives: politics

AR; Mind the gap

I’ve been reading about various models of democracy lately, and started to wonder about alternatives to the threefold distinction between the ideal types of liberal individualist, republican and deliberative models. This typology seems to have gained quite a bit of … Continue reading

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AR; The many faced “you” of social media

Sharon Meraz‘s study – published in the form of an article in this book – is a project quite similar to my own: it deals with the assessment of the democratic potential of social news sites. She put Digg, Reddit, … Continue reading

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AR; Political discussion in online chat?

Is political discussion possible in online chatrooms? It absolutely is, argues Jennifer Stromer-Galley in a recent article. She and Anna M. Martinson analysed chatroom conversations to see whether or not the particularities of this online form of communication hinder meaningful, … Continue reading

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Finns uninterested in politics

A short piece of news from Finnish public service broadcaster YLE reported about a survey measuring the political knowledge of Finns across the society. The survey, conducted by the University of Turku, found that a large part of the general … Continue reading

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