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Defining democracy in a digital age : political support on social media

Author: P van der P Du Toit; Barend Lutz
Publisher: [Basingstoke] : Palgrave Pivot, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Internet revolution is at the centre of the creation of the new economy of advanced capitalism, which is uprooting the social and economic base from which the stable democracies of the twentieth century emerged. These established democracies are under increasing strain to retain public support in this new economy, and are ever more critically appraised. One product of the new Digital Age is the social media, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P van der P Du Toit; Barend Lutz
ISBN: 9781137496195 1137496193
OCLC Number: 892909299
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Democracy In The New Digital Age --
Notes --
2. Twentieth Century Democracy And Its Social Base --
The Civic Culture --
Citizen Effectiveness --
Political Culture --
Social Cohesion And Social Capital --
Political Cohesion At National Level --
Mass Society --
The Third Wave --
Television And The Decline Of Social Capital --
Conclusion --
Notes --
3. The Development Of Methods For Measuring Expressions On Democracy --
The Value Of Measuring Expressions On Democracy --
Traditional Methods Of Measuring Public Expressions Democracy --
The World Values Survey --
Voice Of The People --
Regional Research Projects --
Afrobarometer --
Latinobarometer (Latinobar̤metro) --
Twitter As A New Public Sphere --
Emerging Methods Of Measuring Public Expression --
Conclusion --
Notes --
4. Measuring Support For Democracy On Twitter --
Introduction --
Operationalisation --
The Measuring Instrument: Data Processing Platform --
Public Expressions --
Sentiment Classification --
Data Collection --
Representation Of Measured Expressions On Democracy From Twitter --
Measurement Validity Of The Instrument --
Discussion Of Results --
Error Range In Chatterbox Classification --
Feasibility Of Measuring Public Expressions About Democracy On Twitter --
Other Findings --
Future Research --
Conclusion --
Notes --
5. New Imagined Communities In The Digital Age --
The Internet: Current Impact --
The Politics Of Revolt --
New Social Movements --
New Imagined Communities --
Stable Content --
Dynamic Contextualisation And Aggregation --
Symbolic Representation --
The Internet: Future Impact --
Personal Identity --
Personal Identity And Regime Types --
The Changing Social Base --
Opium Of The People.
Responsibility: Pierre du Toit and Barend Lutz.

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