Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50176

Digital Activism: a Hierarchy of Political Commitment

File Size Format  
paper0289.pdf 860.56 kB Adobe PDF View/Open

Item Summary

Title:Digital Activism: a Hierarchy of Political Commitment
Authors:George, Jordana
Leidner, Dorothy
Keywords:Enhancing Public Participation, Interaction, and Innovation in Government
Digital activism, political activism, hacktivists
Date Issued:03 Jan 2018
Abstract:Political action has a long history. Information systems provide new affordances for political action that go well beyond sending an email to elected officials or "liking" a political Facebook page. Digital activism -- political action enabled by Information Systems (IS) -- not only provides citizens with enhanced opportunities for organization and communication, but also allows opportunities to take direct political action and create greater impact with fewer resources. This paper seeks to explore and build theory on the use and impact of digital activism by extending Milbrath’s hierarchy of political participation to reflect digital activism. The paper contributes to both the IS and political science literature with a digital activism framework that builds on digital activism theory.
Pages/Duration:10 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50176
ISBN:978-0-9981331-1-9
DOI:10.24251/HICSS.2018.288
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Appears in Collections: Enhancing Public Participation, Interaction, and Innovation in Government


Please email libraryada-l@lists.hawaii.edu if you need this content in ADA-compliant format.

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons