Computers and Democracy

  • Vincent Mosco

Abstract

RESEARCH that is sensitive to the human and social dimensions of communication and computers aims to open the media and new technology to full public access and control. In order to do this, we need to understand what access and control mean and how our particular ways of relating to technology might advance or retard democracy.

Keywords

Information Society Political Realm Political Domain Integrate Service Digital Network Postal Ballot 
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