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Politiska diskussioner i en digitaliserad värld - En kvalitativ fallstudie om det deliberativa samtalet på Twitter

Rikardsson, Elin LU (2019) STVK02 20191
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
Twitter's open network structure enables us to quickly and easily share our political thoughts and views. But how well does social media provide an arena for a rich political conversation?

The aim of this thesis is to provide knowledge about the digitized political dialogue, citizens' abilities to influence through public discussion and the conditions Twitter as a platform provides for an inclusive deliberative conversation. By using central aspects of the deliberative democracy theory and then analysing who uses Twitter and what the users share, new aspects of the platform's possibilities and risks for the deliberative dialogue could be demonstrated. Through careful reading and structured analysis, surveys were compiled that showed... (More)
Twitter's open network structure enables us to quickly and easily share our political thoughts and views. But how well does social media provide an arena for a rich political conversation?

The aim of this thesis is to provide knowledge about the digitized political dialogue, citizens' abilities to influence through public discussion and the conditions Twitter as a platform provides for an inclusive deliberative conversation. By using central aspects of the deliberative democracy theory and then analysing who uses Twitter and what the users share, new aspects of the platform's possibilities and risks for the deliberative dialogue could be demonstrated. Through careful reading and structured analysis, surveys were compiled that showed various aspects of the political conversation on Twitter. The central themes selected from the deliberative democracy theory were then used to structure the analysis. The analysis showed that the platform can provide an easy and fast arena for the deliberative conversation, and help citizens to get more engaged in politics. But central aspects of content and structure also showed that Twitter as a social platform can become a contributing risk to a polarized political debate. (Less)
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Rikardsson, Elin LU
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STVK02 20191
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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deliberativ demokrati, sociala medier, Twitter, politiskt samtal, polarisering
language
Swedish
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8975927
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2019-09-06 09:58:04
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  abstract     = {Twitter's open network structure enables us to quickly and easily share our political thoughts and views. But how well does social media provide an arena for a rich political conversation?

The aim of this thesis is to provide knowledge about the digitized political dialogue, citizens' abilities to influence through public discussion and the conditions Twitter as a platform provides for an inclusive deliberative conversation. By using central aspects of the deliberative democracy theory and then analysing who uses Twitter and what the users share, new aspects of the platform's possibilities and risks for the deliberative dialogue could be demonstrated. Through careful reading and structured analysis, surveys were compiled that showed various aspects of the political conversation on Twitter. The central themes selected from the deliberative democracy theory were then used to structure the analysis. The analysis showed that the platform can provide an easy and fast arena for the deliberative conversation, and help citizens to get more engaged in politics. But central aspects of content and structure also showed that Twitter as a social platform can become a contributing risk to a polarized political debate.},
  author       = {Rikardsson, Elin},
  keyword      = {deliberativ demokrati,sociala medier,Twitter,politiskt samtal,polarisering},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Politiska diskussioner i en digitaliserad värld - En kvalitativ fallstudie om det deliberativa samtalet på Twitter},
  year         = {2019},
}