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The internet, society and politics : political participation in Australia

Sheppard, Jillian Eve


This thesis examines the effects of internet use on Australian citizens' propensity to participate in political activity. The study applies the 'civic voluntarism' model of political participation to the Australian case, theorising that internet use comprises a resource. It hypothesises that participation in Australia is a factor of an individual's free time, time spent using the internet, money, civic skills, internet-related skills, recruitment and engagement. Australia is an appropriate case...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d5150586961d


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