Media plays an important role in defining the quality of democracy in consolidated democracy. Internet, in turn, can wield effects on democracy and many scholars have investigated such relationship. Moving from this literature we use Eurobarometer data to estimate the effect of Internet on the satisfaction with the functioning of democracy among European citizens. The results show that Internet usage, per se, has no effect on the satisfaction with democracy. However, the consumption of online news can make the difference, even though this effect is positive when users consume news from online traditional media while social media has a negative effect, which is mediated by the level of online disagreement and the potential emergence of flames.
Flames and debates: do Social Media affect satisfaction with democracy? / A. Ceron, V. Memoli. - In: SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH. - ISSN 1573-0921. - 126:1(2016), pp. 225-240.
|Titolo:||Flames and debates: do Social Media affect satisfaction with democracy?|
CERON, ANDREA (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||Satisfaction with democracy; Network heterogeneity; Deliberation; Traditional media; New media; Social media|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SPS/04 - Scienza Politica|
Settore SPS/08 - Sociologia dei Processi Culturali e Comunicativi
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||8-feb-2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-015-0893-x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|