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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/12841
Title: Surfing the Net: A Pathway to Participation for the Politically Uninterested?
Authors: Borge Bravo, Rosa
Cardenal Izquierdo, Ana Sofía
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2011
Publisher: Policy & Internet
Type: Article
Citation: Borge, R.; Cardenal, A. S.(2011). "Surfing the Net: A Pathway to Participation for the Politically Uninterested?". Policy & Internet. Vol. 3: Iss. 1, Article 3. ISSN:1944-2866.
Abstract: This article explores whether use of the Internet changes the role that political motivation has traditionally played in classic explanations of participation. We ask if, by reducing so dramatically the costs of political participation, the Internet causes interest in politics to lose importance as a causal factor of participation. We examine this issue analysing a representative survey of the Spanish population which deals with political participation and Internet use. The results show that use of Internet has a direct effect on participation independently of motivation, and that, in order to participate online, skilled Internet users do not need to be motivated or interested in politics.
Language: eng
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/12841
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