E-democracy & youth: the development of e-democracy through social networking- by youth in the UK and the developing world

Ahmed, Juned (2016) E-democracy & youth: the development of e-democracy through social networking- by youth in the UK and the developing world. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    E-democracy is a concept that has been established worldwide. Evidence for this is particularly prominent within the last decade, with the impact of the Arab spring of 2011 still being felt today. E-democracy is led by the people and provides the platform for them to make their voices heard- at least virtually. The focus of this project is not only on the current status of e-democracy, but how it can be developed further. The use of social networking has been identified as the main factor in developing e-democratic practices and the young population have been identified as driving this use of social media for e-democracy.
    Young people are the most common users of social networking sites and t his project seeks to find how t heir practices, via SNS channels, can be used to develop democracy on an online platform, both in the UK and in developing regions. This will enable an understanding of the extent and differences to which SNS is being exploited for democratic processes between the UK and the developing world.
    The investigation was conducted through primary and secondary research; primary being based in the UK and secondary in a developing nation. For this research Malaysia was chosen as an example of a developing nation, due to its vibrant demographics and potential for growth, providing the perfect platform fore-democracy to flourish.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Computing
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2016 15:11
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2016 15:11
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21451

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