Digital Democracy

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  • Digital Democracy

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    Digital Democracy Over the years the media has made citizens major role players in politics. Ross Perot opened eyes by putting the 1992 Election in the media and thereby allowing voters to become directly involved in politics. The Internet, the new form of mass media “has turned into a major political and media industry” (Grossman 16). Because of the rise the Internet has taken, the idea of direct democracy has risen. The foundation of direct democracy is in self-government. The claim is

  • Direct Digital Democracy

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    Direct Digital Democracy The central question of this paper is whether or not the rise of the Internet – and, in general, new communications technology – alters “the limits of the human capacity for self-government.” My answer to this question is no. Advancements in communications technology, no matter how significant or revolutionary they may at first seem, ultimately have no fundamental effect on man’s literal capacity to govern himself. The Internet, like the television, the telephone

  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Digital Democracy

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    in the digital age has changed the way many Americans view politics. The internet has made it possible to connect to local and national politics without leaving the comfort of our homes. Surveys and questionnaires are answered through email and ballots are filled out online in a process known as digital democracy. Technology has raised the question of whether or not political representatives are even still necessary in our government. There are many advantages and disadvantages to digital democracy

  • New Media, Old News: Journalism And Democracy In The Digital Age

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    ‘New Media, Old News: Journalism and Democracy in the Digital Age’ is a book of essays written by authors James Curran, Des Freedman, Angela Phillips, Nick Couldry, Peter Lee-Wright, Tamara Witschge, Aeron Davis, Joanna Redden, Rodney Benson and Natalie Fenton, who also edited the book. These essays are based on a large scale multi-year investigation into the journalistic practices of news organisations in the present day where the internet has made access to news instantaneous and the competition

  • media

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    modern societies, the media is the primary resource of political information and the means to an informed, active, self-governing citizens. Democracy calls for a media system that allows people with a wide variety of views and discuss important topics, shows the diversity of citizens, and encourages public accountability. In summary, the media in a democracy should cultivate reflection, diversity, and guarantee accountability. The second premise is that media organization is a deciding factor of

  • Online Voting and the Digital Divide

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    However, it is not as simple as point and click.  Studies show an inequality in the ability to access the Internet across socioeconomic class and race.  This Digital Divide is a major concern in the development of an online voting system, and authors of this new technology must take care not to let these existing inequalities compromise democracy.  This paper takes an in-depth look at these challenging issues, and concludes with some suggestions to solve them.   Today, it is possible to manage

  • The Importance Of Digital Life

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    What is the meaning of a ‘digital life’? Digital life (or digital presence) could mean several different things. It could mean when one frequently goes on his or her phone and scrolls through social media, checks his or her email, or it could mean when one goes online shopping. Digital life is often used in everyday life. Depending on the user, digital life can be perceived in various ways. Prountzou (2014) states that “[people] use the Internet in multiple ways, be it for online banking, buying

  • Analysis Of Digital Disconnect

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    developments that have changed the way I communicated as the years went by. Now that the Internet has infiltrated more aspects of human life, it has become necessary to reflect on how this critical juncture will continue to affect our society. In Digital Disconnect, Robert McChesney provides an analysis of the arguments that the celebrants and skeptics used to express their views of the Internet. McChesney then moves past these arguments to explain how the PEC plays a key role in determining the direction

  • Cyberdemocracy Challenging Representation: Should we be Concerned?

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    cyberdemocracy revolution leading to direct democracy in the United States. Others believe there will be little or no change in the American political system. The second debate regards the question of whether or not an Internet-based direct democracy is desirable. The battleground for this conflict lies at the heart of American political philosophy. To make a judgment on this second question, one must look to the origins of American representative democracy and decide whether the principles on which

  • Electronic Democracy

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    Electronic Democracy Today, people go online and instantly communicate with others all over the world. Given this technology, is it possible to revolutionize our current political process and enable online users to cultivate their own political group to affect change? Jon Katz article, The Netizen: Birth of a Digital Nation suggests that young, educated, affluent people make up the new Digital Nation who can and should build a more civil society utilizing online computer technology. On assignment