Does Online Selectivity Create a Threat to Deliberative Democracy? Cyber Skepticism Reconsidered

By Magdalena Wojcieszak.

Published by The Technology Collection

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This paper presents arguments of 'cyber skeptics', who argue that the 'control revolution' introduced by the internet undermines deliberative democracy. The assumptions are verified by data collected by various researchers.

Keywords: Internet, Selectivity, Deliberative Democracy

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 1, Issue 5, pp.165-174. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.123MB).

Ms. Magdalena Wojcieszak

Magdalena E. Wojcieszak is a third year Doctoral Candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her M.A. in Sociology from the University of Warsaw, Poland in 2003. As a European Union fellow she also studied at the Universita’ degli Studi di Urbino in Italy. Her research interests include deliberation, social network heterogeneity, political communication on the internet, and the impact of ideologically extreme online groups on political attitudes.


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