Political Discussion Online

Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Alexis Wichowski

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

51 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Internet Studies
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Pages168-187
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781405185882
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 27 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Channel characteristics of the Internet - bridging vast distances
  • Lack of active participation in online discussions - diminished civic engagement
  • Political conversation online - exchange between any set of people, social and political
  • Political discourse, for democracy - being John Dewey's "something that perpetuated itself automatically"
  • Political discussion online - Thompson's "Freedom to... Online Political...Insult to Democracy"
  • Portrait of who engages - in political discourse online, fairly consistent
  • Quality of online deliberation - and Habermasian notions of deliberative democracy
  • Research on online political discussion - discourse in the West
  • Scholars, and Internet-channeled discussions for deliberation
  • Work, more of it - design forums for promoting good discussion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

Cite this

Stromer-Galley, J., & Wichowski, A. (2011). Political Discussion Online. In The Handbook of Internet Studies (pp. 168-187). Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444314861.ch8