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The digital citizen: the many-headed e-monster

The digital citizen: the many-headed e-monster
The digital citizen: the many-headed e-monster
Across the world, politics has been transformed by e-populism, where parties support freedom of the Internet, direct democracy, transparency and free speech. E-populists have proved powerful opponents, upsetting governments in Italy, Egypt and elsewhere. But can e-populism succeed in creating inclusive, constructive government? Does the power of the Internet need to be mitigated by alternative institutions?
social media, populism, e-populism, pirate parties, Wikileaks, M5S, democracy, direct democracy, elitism, egalitarianism, trust
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O'Hara, Kieron
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O'Hara, Kieron
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O'Hara, Kieron (2013) The digital citizen: the many-headed e-monster. IEEE Internet Computing, 17 (6), 88-92. (doi:10.1109/MIC.2013.121).

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Across the world, politics has been transformed by e-populism, where parties support freedom of the Internet, direct democracy, transparency and free speech. E-populists have proved powerful opponents, upsetting governments in Italy, Egypt and elsewhere. But can e-populism succeed in creating inclusive, constructive government? Does the power of the Internet need to be mitigated by alternative institutions?

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Published date: November 2013
Keywords: social media, populism, e-populism, pirate parties, Wikileaks, M5S, democracy, direct democracy, elitism, egalitarianism, trust
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 360816
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/360816
PURE UUID: 59a24a9a-8d9a-48a6-b77d-d477aeaa0735
ORCID for Kieron O'Hara: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9051-4456

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Date deposited: 02 Jan 2014 15:06
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 07:16

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