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Has digitisation weakened democracy’s defences?

Dowling, Melissa-Ellen (2020) Has digitisation weakened democracy’s defences? British Politics and Policy at LSE (30 Nov 2020). Blog Entry.

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The overall digitisation social process involves more and more information and activities moving into digital formats, then going online, and potentially securing global distribution via the cloud. This is not a neutral process for liberal democracies’ working. Melissa-Ellen Dowling argues that while digitisation may enable new forms of participation, and cut some of the costs of citizens organising, it opens liberal democracies to new threats from hostile foreign powers and so far unregulated waves of disinformation.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2020 09:48
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:56

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