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ERIC Number: ED436010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-1
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
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Sex, Lies, and Internet: A Case Study of the Starr Report on President Clinton.
Blevins, Jeffrey Layne
In the case of the Starr report on President Clinton, this exploratory study searches for evidence that the Internet might play a role in participatory democracy. Through indepth interviews of respondents who sought out the Starr report on-line it appears that viewing the document on the Internet had little impact on political participation. More notably, it is evident that television coverage of the sexually explicit details contained in the report, and the announcement of its Internet debut, were the primary motivations for reading the document. Most importantly, this study contributes to a theoretical framework for analyzing the Internet and political participation, and demonstrates the usefulness of the methodological approach applied in this research. Contains 30 references. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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