Internet-Mediated Participation Beyond the Nation State
By (author) Bart Cammaerts
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Internet-Mediated Participation Beyond the Nation State by Bart Cammaerts
Book DescriptionThis book addresses one of the greatest challenges of post-modern democracy: how to bridge the perceived gap between citizens and democratic institutions. It examines internet-mediated multi-stakeholder processes of international and regional organisations - the European Union and United Nations - which aim to democratise decision-making processes in an attempt to counter criticisms of a 'democratic deficit'. The book evaluates two multi-stakeholder consultation processes where the internet played an important mediating role. It critically evaluates multi-stakeholderism as well as the potentials and constraints of the internet in terms of mediating or facilitating such consultation processes at international and regional levels of governance. It also addresses the perceived impact of civil society organisations on decision-making processes beyond the nation-state and, in turn, the impact of such participatory experiments on civil society itself.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780719076480
(216mm x 138mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Internet-Mediated Participation Beyond the Nation State, Paperback (June 2016)
This book addresses the growing gap between policy makers and (organised) citizens, and attempts by international organisations to implement a multi-stakeholder approach largely facilitated by the internet.
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Understanding Alternative Media, Paperback (December 2007)» View all books by Bart Cammaerts
This clear and concise text offers a one-stop guide through the complex political, social and economic debates that surround alternative media and provides a fresh and insightful look at the renewed importance of this form of communication.
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Author Biography - Bart Cammaerts
Bart Cammaerts is Lecturer in Communication and Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
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