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Czech Politicians Go Online: Is this e-Democracy or Just a Campaign Move?
Czech Politicians Go Online: Is this e-Democracy or Just a Campaign Move?

Author(s): Alena Macková
Subject(s): Media studies, Politics and communication, Evaluation research, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: new media; politicians; campaign; democracy; election; social network sites;
Summary/Abstract: The last few years have witnessed an intensified academic debate on the potential of new media in politics in the Czech Republic. However, discussions on new media’s impact – democratic potential, mobilization of the electorate, dialogue between citizens and politicians, etc. – tend to involve political parties rather than politicians as individual users. This chapter is mostly based on data analyzing the individual use of new media (and, specifically, social networking sites) by politicians.

  • Page Range: 164-180
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English