Beyond information gathering, digital technologies also change how citizens engage in politics. Electoral and partisan participation are on the decline, but citizens are finding new ways of expressing their political opinions as communication technologies facilitate novel forms of political engagement. Citizens are also using creative protests such as flash mobs, political consumerism, and culture jamming. As the repertoire of political action is expanding (van Deth 2014), do inequalities that have traditionally characterized conventional forms of political action similarly shape digital and other forms of citizenship?
Responsables: Dietlind Stolle, Sara Vissers
Researchers involved: Dietlind Stolle, Frédéric Bastien, Thierry Giasson, Allison Harell
- Online Citizenship Canada – Frédéric Bastien, Thierry Giasson, Tamara A. Small
- Canadian Youth Study – Dietlind Stolle, Sara Vissers
- Understanding student participation in protest activities – Dietlind Stolle, Allison Harell
- Consumer Power as Global Responsibility Taking – Dietlind Stolle, Michele Micheletti