Digital democracy: Reimagining pathways to political participation

Homero Gil de Zúñiga, Aaron Veenstra, Emily Vraga, Dhavan Shah

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Recently, research revolving around blogs has flourished. Usually, academics illustrate what blogs are, motivations to blog, and, only to some extent, their role in politics. Along these lines, we examine the impact of digital politics by looking specifically at blog readers. Although blog readers might be considered at the forefront of a new technological revolution, and people have speculated about their participatory habits both online and off, little research has specifically looked at this growing proportion of the population. This article models factors that predict traditional and online forms of participation, presenting a portrait of a new type of political advocate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-51
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Information Technology and Politics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration


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