Download e-book for iPad: Democracy Online: The Prospects for Political Renewal by Peter M. Shane

By Peter M. Shane

ISBN-10: 0415948657

ISBN-13: 9780415948654

Taking a multidisciplinary technique that they establish as a "cyber-realist examine agenda," the participants to this quantity learn the customers for digital democracy by way of its shape and practice--while keeping off the pitfall of treating the advantages of digital democracy as being self-evident. The debates query what digital democracy must accomplish so one can revitalize democracy and what the present kingdom of digital democracy can train us in regards to the demanding situations and possibilities for imposing democratic know-how tasks.

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Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. New York: Simon and Schuster. Rosenfeld, Michel. “Can Rights, Democracy, and Justice Be Reconciled Through Discourse Theory? ” Cardozo Law Review 17, 4–5: 791–824. , and Tom Phoenix. 2001. Learning Perl. 3rd ed. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly. Slashdot 2004. Censorship [category index]. topic=153. Sunstein, Cass. 2001. com. Princeton: Princeton University Press. CHAPTER 2 Unchat: Democratic Solution for a Wired World BETH SIMONE NOVECK It is a half-truth to say that democracy depends upon free speech.

2001. com. Princeton: Princeton University Press. CHAPTER 2 Unchat: Democratic Solution for a Wired World BETH SIMONE NOVECK It is a half-truth to say that democracy depends upon free speech. Rather, the participative practices of democratic life require open, equal, reasoned deliberation. Deliberation is more than just talk; it involves weighing approaches to problem solving in such a way that the viewpoints of all members of the community can be heard. Deliberation is a special form of speech structured according to democratic principles and designed to transform private prejudice into considered public opinion and to produce more legitimate solutions.

Some networks do not permit this kind of communications traffic. We wanted our technology to create a reason for openness and keeping ports open. The trade-off is not unlike the risks of a large crowd gathering to protest. Free speech is a necessary activity of democracy that must be protected despite its costs for security and safety. 3 Autonomy. We wanted to build software that would give users the choice of how to structure their own communication. In real life, conversation can take place in a café, a town hall, or a classroom.

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