New Media, New Civics?
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Dissatisfaction with existing governments, a broad shift to “post‐representative democracy” and the rise of participatory media are leading toward the visibility of different forms of civic participation. “Participatory civics” uses tools of participatory media and relies on theories of change beyond influencing representative governments to seek change. This article offers a framework to describe participatory civics in terms of theories of change used and demands places on the participant, and examines some of the implications of the rise of participatory civics, including the challenges of deliberation in a diverse and competitive digital public sphere.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Civic Media
Policy and Internet
Zuckerman, Ethan. "New Media, New Civics?." Policy and Internet 6, 2 (June 2014): 151-168 © 2014 Policy Studies Organization
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