publication . Part of book or chapter of book . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Digital Politics: Mobilization, Engagement, and Participation

Koc-Michalska, Karolina; Lilleker, Darren;
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  • Published: 26 Oct 2016
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The article provides insights into the driving forces that underpin new forms of political participation. Digital technologies offer opportunities for engaging in a wide range of civicallyoriented activities, each of which can contribute to deeper democratic engagement. Conventional acts of political participation are argued to be driven primarily by intrinsic motivations relating to self-efficacy and empowerment with participants feeling they can have influence over decision makers. Little research explores whether similar motivations drive participation in less conventional acts, as well as whether mobilisation attempts via social media by peers or political o...
Subjects
free text keywords: Sociology and Political Science, Communication, Sociology, Social engagement, Public relations, business.industry, business, Social relation, Politics, Mobilization, Political communication, Public engagement, Social science, Political engagement, engagement, participation, Digital politics, [ SHS.SCIPO ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Political science, [SHS.SCIPO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Political science
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