Are Virtual and Democratic Communities Feasible

Democracy and New Media, Henry Jenkins and David Thorburn, eds., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003, pp. 85-100

12 Pages Posted: 5 Oct 2012

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Amitai Etzioni

The George Washington University

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

This paper asks whether communities and democracy can thrive in the new world, in cyberspace? This requires a two step examination. First, can there be virtual communities? Second, can these--and other (including offline) communities--govern themselves in a democratic way by drawing on new developments in cyberspace?

Suggested Citation

Etzioni, Amitai, Are Virtual and Democratic Communities Feasible (2003). Democracy and New Media, Henry Jenkins and David Thorburn, eds., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003, pp. 85-100. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2157154

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