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The Resource Democracy's double-edged sword : how Internet use changes citizens' views of their government, Catie Snow Bailard

Democracy's double-edged sword : how Internet use changes citizens' views of their government, Catie Snow Bailard

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Democracy's double-edged sword : how Internet use changes citizens' views of their government
Title
Democracy's double-edged sword
Title remainder
how Internet use changes citizens' views of their government
Statement of responsibility
Catie Snow Bailard
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As digital media becomes more omnipresent in our lives, it becomes ever more important for political scientists and communication scholars to understand its influence on all aspects of the political process--from campaigning to governance. Catie Snow Bailard seeks to determine the Internet's influence on citizens' evaluations of their governments' performance, particularly whether the Internet influences their satisfaction regarding the quality of democratic practices available in their nation. While it is clearly important to understand how the Internet can streamline political organization once people are moved to action, the discipline has afforded less attention to whether the Internet influences citizens at this more foundational, antecedent stage of political action. Bailard originates two theories for democratization specialists to consider: mirror-holding and window-opening. Mirror-holding explores how accessing the Internet allows citizens to see a more detailed and nuanced view of their own government's performance, dirty laundry and all. Window-opening, on the other hand, enables those same citizens to see how other governments' perform in general, particularly in comparison to their own. The author offers a theory of the impact of Internet use on evaluations of government, as well as tests of that theory at the country and individual levels based on survey data collected in 73 countries and two field experiments conducted in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Tanzania"--
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Bailard, Catie Snow
Dewey number
323/.04202854678
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JF799.5
LC item number
.B35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Political participation
  • Decision making
  • Public administration
  • Public administration
  • Internet
  • Digital media
  • Democracy
  • Democratization
  • Comparative government
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Democracy's double-edged sword : how Internet use changes citizens' views of their government, Catie Snow Bailard
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9781421415253.jpg
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31223107487408
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 162 pages
Isbn
9781421415253
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014006748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 879584081
  • (OCoLC)879584081
Label
Democracy's double-edged sword : how Internet use changes citizens' views of their government, Catie Snow Bailard
Link
9781421415253.jpg
Publication
Bar code
31223107487408
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 162 pages
Isbn
9781421415253
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014006748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 879584081
  • (OCoLC)879584081

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