Constitutional Knowledge and Its Impact on Citizenship Exercise in a Networked Society
Core Reference Title

Constitutional Knowledge and Its Impact on Citizenship Exercise in a Networked Society

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Government & Law for 2019.

Ana Melro (University of Aveiro, Portugal) and Lídia Oliveira (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Release Date: March, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 332
ISBN13: 9781522583509|ISBN10: 1522583505|EISBN13: 9781522583516|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8350-9


National constitutions allow citizens to exercise full citizenship rights, leading to a growing importance in understanding these laws. This knowledge, more widespread thanks to the ever-growing use of digital networks, allows for more enlightened national citizens in every corner of the world.

Constitutional Knowledge and Its Impact on Citizenship Exercise in a Networked Society is a pivotal reference source that analyzes how constitutional awareness occurs in various countries and how citizenship participation is encouraged through the use of digital tools. While highlighting topics such as mobile security, transparency accountability, and constitutional awareness, this publication is ideally designed for professionals, students, academicians, and policymakers seeking current research on citizens' lack of awareness of their rights.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Constitutional Awareness
  • Cyberactivism
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Knowledge Society
  • Mobile Security
  • Public Participation
  • Social Rights
  • Socio-Political Participation
  • Transparency Accountability
  • VR Technology

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ana Melro has a Ph.D. in Information and Communication in Digital Platforms, from University of Aveiro and Faculty of Arts, University of Porto (2013). In 2007 finished her master degree in Sociology of Childhood, at University of Minho. And also has one degree in Management (2010), from University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro and other in Sociology (2004), from University of Minho. Ana Melro is currently a post-doctoral fellowship at DigiMedia (Cic.Digital), University of Aveiro.
Lídia Oliveira has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Coimbra (1990), a Master's degree in Educational Technology from the University of Aveiro, in partnership with the University of Valenciennes (France) and Mons (Belgium) (1995), and a PhD in Sciences and Technologies of Communication from the University of Aveiro (2002). She has been a professor in the Department of Communication and Art at the University of Aveiro since 1995 until the present. Her main scientific interest is in cyberculture studies and social network analysis. Her areas of interest are: Science and Technologies of Communication, ICT and Education, Multimedia, Social Network Analysis, Cyberculture Studies, Sociology of Communication, Information Systems, Digital Libraries, Time Studies, Science Communication, Communication in the Scientific Community (theoretical and empirical studies). She has published both nationally and internationally in peer review journals, book chapters and, conferences proceedings.