Digital Media and Democratic Futures

The essays in Digital Media and Democratic Futures provide deep insights into the complex and context-dependent relationship between media and democracy and show that there is no single outcome for democracy in the digital age, only possible futures.

Digital Media and Democratic Futures

Edited by Michael X. Delli Carpini

2019 | 352 pages | Cloth $69.95
Political Science / Public Policy / Film Studies/Media Studies
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Digital Media and the Future(s) of Democracy
—Michael X. Delli Carpini

PART I. DESIGNING DIGITAL DEMOCRACIES
1. Programming the Rules of Engagement: Social Media Design and the Nonprofit System
—Rena Bivens
2. Digital Opportunity Structures: Explaining Variation in Digital Mobilization During the 2016 Democratic Primaries
—Daniel Kreiss
3. Kids These Days: Supply and Demand for Youth Online Political Engagement
—Thomas Elliott and Jennifer Earl

PART II. RETHINKING EXPERTISE IN DIGITAL DEMOCRACIES
4. Why Dewey Was Wrong
—Beth Simone Noveck
5. Counting the Uncounted: What the Absence of Data on Police Killings Reveals
—Kelly Gates
6. Digital Peripheries and the Politics of Expertise in Nairobi, Kenya
—Lisa Poggiali

PART III. DIGITAL MEDIA AND PUBLIC VOICES
7. Authoritarian Deliberation 2.0: Lurking and Discussing Politics in Chinese Social Media
—Daniela Stockmann and Ting Luo
8. How the Market for Social Media Shapes Strategies of Internet Censorship
—Jennifer Pan
9. The Measure of a Movement: Quantifying Black Lives Matter's Social Media Power
—Deen Freelon

PART IV. REGULATING DIGITAL DEMOCRACIES
10. Must Privacy Give Way to Use Regulation?
—Helen Nissenbaum
11. Democratic Futures and the Internet of Things: How Information Infrastructure Will Become a Political Constitution
—Philip N. Howard

Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments