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Policy debate in the age of social media: the Australian experience

Porter, Tanja


Public distrust and dissatisfaction with mainstream politics is a concern for many Western democracies. Governments have set great store in the potential for social media to reverse citizens retreat from politics and restore public confidence in policy making. According to the Australian government, the open and participatory character of social media will bring a diversity of citizens’ experiences into policy debates, enriching deliberation on...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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