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Political Participation in the Digital Age : An Ethnographic Comparison Between Iceland and Germany / Julia Tiemann-Kollipost.

By: Tiemann-Kollipost, Julia [author.].
Contributor(s): Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft, Graduiertenschule für Geisteswissenschaften Göttingen [funder.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Digitale Gesellschaft ; 25.Publisher: Bielefeld : transcript-Verlag, [2020]Copyright date: ©2020Description: 1 online resource (224 p.).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783839448885.Subject(s): Citizen Participation | Civil Society | Cultural Anthropology | Digital Ethnography | Digital Media | Direct Democracy | E-Governance | E-Government | Friesland | Germany | Iceland | Internet | Liquid Democracy | Political Science | Politics | Protest | Reykjavík | Social Movements | Sociology of Media | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & CitizenshipOnline resources: Open Access | Cover
Contents:
Frontmatter -- Table of Content -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Introduction -- 2.1 Update Loading? – (Re)defining Political Participation -- 2.2 Internet and Politics -- 2.3 Conclusion -- 3 Doing Ethnography I: Constructing Research Fields -- 4.1 LiquidFriesland -- 4.2 Betri Reykjavík -- 5 Doing Ethnography II: Methods and Translating Them into Practice -- 6.1 Participant Observation -- 6.2 Interviews -- 6.3 Focus Groups -- 6.4 Conclusion -- 7 Doing Ethnography III: Making Sense of the Data -- 8.1 Political Participation – A Definition? -- 8.2 Information Practices through the Ages -- 8.3 Communication within Online Participation Tools: Software is Politics -- 8.4 Political Participation in the Digital Age -- 8.5 The Role of Geographical Proximity in (Online) Political Participation -- 8.6 Conclusion -- 9 Conclusion -- 10.1 Works Cited -- 10.2 Figures
Title is part of eBook package:EBOOK PACKAGE COMPLETE 2020 EnglishTitle is part of eBook package:EBOOK PACKAGE COMPLETE 2020Title is part of eBook package:EBOOK PACKAGE Political Science 2020Title is part of eBook package:EBOOK PACKAGE Social Sciences 2020 EnglishSummary: 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 from being general, high-threshold, temporally constricted, and dependent on physical presence to being topic-centered, low-threshold, temporally discontinuous, and independent from physical presence. 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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Frontmatter -- Table of Content -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Introduction -- 2.1 Update Loading? – (Re)defining Political Participation -- 2.2 Internet and Politics -- 2.3 Conclusion -- 3 Doing Ethnography I: Constructing Research Fields -- 4.1 LiquidFriesland -- 4.2 Betri Reykjavík -- 5 Doing Ethnography II: Methods and Translating Them into Practice -- 6.1 Participant Observation -- 6.2 Interviews -- 6.3 Focus Groups -- 6.4 Conclusion -- 7 Doing Ethnography III: Making Sense of the Data -- 8.1 Political Participation – A Definition? -- 8.2 Information Practices through the Ages -- 8.3 Communication within Online Participation Tools: Software is Politics -- 8.4 Political Participation in the Digital Age -- 8.5 The Role of Geographical Proximity in (Online) Political Participation -- 8.6 Conclusion -- 9 Conclusion -- 10.1 Works Cited -- 10.2 Figures

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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 from being general, high-threshold, temporally constricted, and dependent on physical presence to being topic-centered, low-threshold, temporally discontinuous, and independent from physical presence. 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.

funded by Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft, Graduiertenschule für Geisteswissenschaften Göttingen

Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.

This eBook is made available Open Access under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://www.transcript-verlag.de/open-access-bei-transcript

In English.

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