The Internet, Policy & Politics Conferences

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Galais: Internet use and engaged citizenship in comparative perspective

Paper presenter: 
Galais Gonzalez, C., Autonomous University of Barcelona

Previous research has found that Internet use may influence political attitudes. However, this relationship is far from universal and its strength varies across countries. Contextual characteristics are likely to condition the extent to which digital media use can influence attitudes and values. This paper analyses the effects of economic development and the interaction between democracy and the use of Internet on citizenship conception using data from the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP). A test of the model is provided using multilevel data from a diverse set of 22 countries.

Carolina Galais Gonzalez