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Democracy and the Information Society in Europe

European Commission Forward Studies Unit
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Book
Published
New York : St. Martin's Press ; [Luxembourg] : Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2000.
Language
English
ISBN
0312238495
Contents
  • Part I Democracy in Transition
  • 1. Cybernetics and politics: some reference points 15
  • 1.1. Effects of the new media on politics and representative democracy 17
  • 1.1.1. Politics and the media: an organic relationship 17
  • 1.1.2. Democracy and representation 32
  • 1.2. Emergence of new modes of collective debate 42
  • 1.2.1. Extension of the political process to include civil society 43
  • 1.2.2. Renewal of the exercise of power 49
  • 1.3. Provisional conclusion 57
  • Part II European Union and the Revival of Democracy
  • 2. Contributions of political philosophy: two schools of thought 63
  • 2.1. Towards a participatory democracy / Jean-Marc Ferry 63
  • 2.2. Towards a new approach to Athenian democracy / Georges Contogeorgis 71
  • 3. Actual experience, practical points of reference concerning changes in democracy and public services 89
  • 3.1. E-citizens are not born, they are made / Leda Guidi 89
  • 3.2. Network as an instrument of collective creativity / Michel Herve 94
  • 3.2.1. A new structure of economic analysis and a new method of 'governance' 95
  • 3.2.2. 'Digital town' scheme as part of an approach to local development 98
  • 4. In the political arena 107
  • 4.1. 'Get information, get together, get going' / Pierre Carbonnelle 107
  • 4.2. Electoral processes: modernisation and democratisation should not be confused / Joni Lovenduski 112
  • 5. Changing values within the framework of technological change 119
  • 5.1. Direction and mediation in the public debate in Europe / Ignace Berten 119
  • 5.2. New values are in! / Paul H Ray 123
  • 5.3. African cyberspace: between illusion and miracle / Annie Cheneau-Loquay 130
  • 5.3.1. Paradoxical modernisation that calls the State's role into question 131
  • 5.3.2. Gaining access to cyberspace 134
  • 5.3.3. Future prospects 138
  • Part III Political Sphere and Cyberspace
  • 6. A project for the European Union 143
  • 6.1. Information society and democracy 146
  • 6.2. Role and interests of the European Union 147
  • 6.3. A European public sphere 149
  • 6.3.1. Rethinking the ways the media are regulated 150
  • 6.3.2. Institutionalising strong political dialogue by creating autonomous public spheres and by democratising political practices and institutions 152
  • 6.3.3. New media and the European public sphere 157.
Description
xiv, 178 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
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