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The myth of digital democracy

Author: Matthew Scott Hindman
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Is the Internet democratizing American politics? Do political Web sites and blogs mobilize inactive citizens and make the public sphere more inclusive? The Myth of Digital Democracy reveals that, contrary to popular belief, the Internet has done little to broaden political discourse but in fact empowers a small set of elites--some new, but most familiar. Matthew Hindman argues that, though hundreds of thousands of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hindman, Matthew Scott, 1976-
Myth of digital democracy.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)679405445
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Scott Hindman
ISBN: 9780691138688 0691138680 9780691137612 0691137617
OCLC Number: 192045578
Awards: Goldsmith Book Prize, 2010.
Description: xiii, 181 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Internet and the "democratization" of politics --
The lessons of Howard Dean --
"Googlearchy" : the link structure of political websites --
Political traffic and the politics of search --
Online concentration --
Blogs : the new elite media --
Elite politics and the "missing middle" --
Appendix: On data and methodology.
Responsibility: Matthew Hindman.
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Is the Internet democratizing American politics? Do political Web sites and blogs mobilize inactive citizens and make the public sphere more inclusive? This book reveals that, contrary to popular  Read more...

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