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The Civic Organization and the Digital Citizen: Communicating Engagement in a Networked Age

Chris Wells


This book investigates the changing relationship between citizens and civic organizations by exploring how social changes and innovations in communication technology are transforming the information expectations and preferences of citizens. It is the first work to bring together theories of civic identity change with research on civic organizations. Specifically, it argues that a shift in information styles may help to explain the disjuncture felt by many young people when it comes to institutional participation and politics. The book theorizes two paradigms of information style: a dutiful sty ... More

Keywords: citizenship, digital politics, civic engagement, political engagement, civil society, communication, civic information, civic organizations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190203610
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190203610.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Wells, author
Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication and Faculty Affiliate in the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, University of Wisconsin-Madison