Networked communication technologies have drastically changed the relationship between States and their citizens. This fundamental shift has eased civilians’ ability to access information and organize groups like never before, creating the need to re-examine existing theories.
Revolutionizing the Interaction between State and Citizens through Digital Communications evaluates the relationship between governments and their constituents, and how this relationship is impacted by emerging technologies. Discussing both developed and underdeveloped nations, this book provides a comparison for the ongoing shift in societies, serving as a critical reference for legal professionals, activists, government employees, academics, and students.
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Just as digital social networks have fundamentally changed interpersonal communications and interactions, so too have the manner in which citizens interact with their leaders and governments. Since connectivity to the internet and social networking sites have become available worldwide, it has become nearly impossible for authoritarian governments to suppress the voice of its citizens. The ability to instantaneously communicate and disseminate information has been the driving force behind the latest waves of social movements throughout the world. Intended for legal professionals, activists, and policy makers, this book examines how the relationship between citizens and their governments have changed in the wake of the social network revolution.
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