Political Participation in the Digital Age

An Ethnographic Comparison Between Iceland and Germany

This book explores the potential of the Internet for enabling new and flexible political participation modes. It meticulously illustrates how the Internet is responsible for citizens' participation practices changing from general, linear, high-threshold, temporally constricted and dependent on physical presence to topic-centered, anachronistic, low-threshold and temporally as well as locally discontinuous. With its ethnographic focus on Icelandic and German online participation tools Betri Reykjavík and LiquidFriesland, the book offers plentiful advice for citizens, programmers, politicians, and administrations alike on how to get the most out of online participation formats.

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2020-01-27, ca. 270 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4888-1

This product will be released at 27 January 2020

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Julia Tiemann-Kollipost

Julia Tiemann-Kollipost, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), Berlin, Deutschland

Book title
Political Participation in the Digital Age An Ethnographic Comparison Between Iceland and Germany
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 270
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 11 SW-Abbildungen, 2 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-4888-1
Commodity Group
1731
BIC-Code
JPW JFD JHMC
BISAC-Code
POL003000 SOC052000 SOC002010
THEMA-Code
JPW JBCT1 JHMC
Release date
2020-01-27
Edition
1
Topics
Politik, Internet, Zivilgesellschaft
Readership
Cultural Anthropology, Ethnology, Political Science, Scandinavian Studies, Computer Science, Sociology
Keywords/Tags
E-Democracy, E-Government, E-Governance, Digital Ethnography, Protest, Social Movements, Iceland, Germany, Reykjavík, Friesland, Liquid Democracy, Citizen Participation, Direct Democracy, Civil Society, Internet, Politics, Digital Media, Cultural Anthropology, Sociology of Media, Political Science

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