Publisher description for Cyberdemocracy : technology, cities, and civic networks / edited by Roza Tsagarousianou, Damian Tambini, and Cathy Bryan.

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Cyberdemocracy is a study of the potential for "electronic democracy" through the examination of case studies in US and European cities and civic projects. It aims to strike a balance between enthusiastic and dismissive approaches to "electronic democracy." The authors consider the impact of new technology with regard to the history of broadcasting and communications technology--in particular, the ways in which the principles and requirements of public service and universal access will, or will not be maintained.

This is a vigorous contribution to a vital debate about the state of democracy and the impact of communications technology. It will be essential reading for both students and policy makers.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Political participation -- Computer network resources.
Local area networks (Computer networks)
Community development, Urban.
Community organization.