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Republic.com 2.0

Author: Cass R Sunstein
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What happens to democracy and free speech if people use the Internet to listen and speak only to the like-minded? What is the benefit of the Internet's unlimited choices if citizens narrowly filter the information they receive? Cass Sunstein first asked these questions in 2001's 'Republic.com'. Now, in 'Republic.com 2.0'. Sunstein thoroughly rethinks the critical relationships between democracy and the Internet in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cass R Sunstein
ISBN: 9780691143286 0691143285
OCLC Number: 319500692
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: xiii, 251 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The daily me --
An analogy and an ideal --
Polarization and cybercascades --
Social glue and spreading information --
Citizens --
Blogs --
What's regulation --
A plea --
Freedom of speech --
Policies and proposals --
Republic.com.
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Thinks about the critical relationship between democracy and the Internet in a world where partisan Weblogs have emerged as a significant political force. This book highlights research on how people  Read more...

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