ERIC Number: EJ545309
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Citizen Participation and the Internet: Prospects for Civic Deliberation in the Information Age.
White, Charles S.
Social Studies, v88 n1 p23-28 Jan-Feb 1997
Posits a skeptical critique of the early claims of increased and efficient citizen participation in government due to information technology. Recent experiments have been costly and only marginally successful. Further research suggests that advanced information technology will have little effect on voter apathy. (MJP)
Descriptors: Apathy, Citizenship Education, Community Control, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Democracy, Democratic Values, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Internet, Participative Decision Making, Political Attitudes, Political Issues, Public Affairs Education, Voting
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A