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The Many-Headed e-Monster
Nov.-Dec. 2013 (vol. 17 no. 6)
pp. 88-92
Kieron O'Hara, University of Southampton
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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