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Author(s): Eisenberg José

Journal: Dados - Revista de Ciências Sociais
ISSN 0011-5258

Volume: 46;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 491;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: Internet | political theory | democracy | Republic

ABSTRACT
This article proposes both a critique of the principal watersheds in philosophical interpretation of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) and a political theory of social communication that is capable of comprehending the impact of such technologies on contemporary societies. The principal argument is that we are experiencing a political and intellectual struggle over the forms of appropriating electronic communications media, and that the search for democratization of these media requires a reformulation of some central principles in the political theory of social communication and its relationship to democratic theory.
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