New Media, New Citizens? How media exposure in a digital age shapes political participation

Jakob Ohme

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Abstract

The use of news media is regarded as a driver for citizens’ engagement with society and their political participation. But as news media use increasingly shifts to digital platforms, it is crucial to understand the interplay between a changing media environment and recent patterns of political participation.
Against the background of citizens’ diverse possibilities for receiving political information and being politically active nowadays, the book focuses on the impact of digital media on political participation in Denmark. By examining this relationship in election- and non-election times as well as for different age groups, the thesis shows that digital and especially social media use can be a strong driver of citizen participation. Besides looking at immediate mobilizing effects, the book sheds light on how digital media use may shape participation patterns through a long-term change in citizenship understanding.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSyddansk Universitet. Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Number of pages244
ISBN (Print)9788793496651
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Grad tildelt d. 26-06 2017

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Ohme, J. (2017). New Media, New Citizens? How media exposure in a digital age shapes political participation . Syddansk Universitet. Det Humanistiske Fakultet.
Ohme, Jakob. / New Media, New Citizens? How media exposure in a digital age shapes political participation . Syddansk Universitet. Det Humanistiske Fakultet, 2017. 244 p.
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