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Online opportunities for activism in the US do not alleviateinequalities in political participation

Oser, Jennifer, Hooghe, Marc and Marien, Sofie (2013) Online opportunities for activism in the US do not alleviateinequalities in political participation. LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog (19 Sep 2013). Website.

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The rising prevalence of social media such as Twitter and Facebook has been hailed by many for their potential to democratize political participation. Jennifer Oser, Marc Hooghe and Sofie Marien investigate whether social media actually enables previously excluded groups to have a greater voice in politics. They find that in terms of online participation, women are as likely to be involved as men, and that young people are also highly engaged in opportunities for political participation. They also find, however, that while there is a distinct group of online political activists, the education and income stratification of that group is just as strong as for any other form of participation.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2013 LSE USAPP
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2014 12:32
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:04

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