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Issue No.06 - Nov.-Dec. (2013 vol.17)
pp: 88-92
Kieron O'Hara , University of Southampton
ABSTRACT
Across the world, politics has been transformed by e-populism, where parties support freedom of the Internet, direct democracy, transparency and free speech. E-populists have proved powerful opponents, upsetting governments in Italy, Egypt and elsewhere. But can e-populism succeed in creating inclusive, constructive government? Does the power of the Internet need to be mitigated by alternative institutions?
INDEX TERMS
social media, populism, e-populism, Pirate Parties, Wikileaks, M5S, democracy, direct democracy, elitism, egalitarianism, trust,
CITATION
Kieron O'Hara, "The Many-Headed e-Monster", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.17, no. 6, pp. 88-92, Nov.-Dec. 2013, doi:10.1109/MIC.2013.121
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