Citizens and their Political Institutions in a Digital Context

in Dutton, W.H. (ed.), A Research Agenda for Digital Politics. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2020

Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2020-05

10 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2019 Last revised: 16 Jun 2020

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Elizabeth Dubois

University of Ottawa

Florian Martin-Bariteau

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section; University of Ottawa - Centre for Law, Technology and Society

Date Written: August 9, 2019

Abstract

The ways in which citizens interact with and participate in their political, governmental, and legal systems are shifting as new digital communication tools are integrated into daily life. Shifts in media systems have consequences for how citizens can, and want to, enact their citizenship. This chapter reviews definitions of democratic and digital citizenship in order to point to three key citizen-institution relationships: citizen to their legal, government, and political information systems. We highlight key research priorities for each of these relationships.

Keywords: digital politics, digital citizenship, digital government, political information, political communication, digital rights

Suggested Citation

Dubois, Elizabeth and Martin-Bariteau, Florian, Citizens and their Political Institutions in a Digital Context (August 9, 2019). in Dutton, W.H. (ed.), A Research Agenda for Digital Politics. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2020, Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2020-05, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3499315

Elizabeth Dubois

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Florian Martin-Bariteau (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

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University of Ottawa - Centre for Law, Technology and Society ( email )

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