Issue No. 06 - Nov.-Dec. (2013 vol. 17)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2013.121
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?
social media, populism, e-populism, Pirate Parties, Wikileaks, M5S, democracy, direct democracy, elitism, egalitarianism, trust
K. O'Hara, "The Many-Headed e-Monster," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. 88-92, 2013.