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Digital Political Participation, Social Networks and Big Data

Disintermediation in the Era of Web 2.0

Authors: Robles-Morales, José Manuel, Córdoba-Hernández, Ana María

  • Explores how digital media intersect conventional and non-conventional political participation dynamics
  • Analyses the extent to which Web 2.0 is strengthening the political role played by citizens
  • Presents case studies of disintermediation within conventional and non-conventional political participation contexts
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This book explores the changes in political communication in light of the development of a public opinion mediated by web 2.0 technologies. One of the most important changes in political communication is related to the process of disintermediation, i.e. the process by which digital technologies allow citizens to compete in the public space with those agents who, traditionally, co-opted public opinion. However, while disintermediation has undeniably generated a number of advances, having linked citizens to the public debate, the authors highlight some aspects where disintermediation is moving away from a rational and inclusive public space. They argue that these aspects, related to the immediacy, polarization and incivility of the communication, obscure the possibilities for democratization of digital political communication.

About the authors

José Manuel Robles-Morales is a lecturer at the Sociology III Department at Complutense University, Spain. His research focuses on digital political participation, digital political theory, and technological differences (digital divide). His publications have appeared in journals such as Information Communication and Society, The European Journal of Communication Research, Revista Internacional de Sociología and Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas.

Ana María Córdoba-Hernández is Research and Faculty Head at the Faculty of Communication at the University of La Sabana, Colombia. Her research focuses on media, specifically in the context of international communication, digital political participation, the transformation of the network society and the analysis of socio-political phenomena across social networks.

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eBook £35.99
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: November 10, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27757-4
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  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover £54.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: November 10, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27756-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Political Participation, Social Networks and Big Data
Book Subtitle
Disintermediation in the Era of Web 2.0
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27757-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27757-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27756-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 151
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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