|September 06, 2017||
“Digital Democracy: The Role of Technology in Political Inclusion and Participation” by Dr. Bridgett King
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Lowder 125A
Event Description: Increasingly the way citizens interact with government and complete government transactions relies on technology. While this evolution has facilitated greater access to political information and heightened citizen expectations for government responsiveness, many remain excluded from the political process. Highlighting themes from, The Circle, this talk focuses on these and other issues that have arisen in response to increased citizen interaction with government through technology. Special attention will also be paid to the ways in which technology can be used to both include and exclude citizens from the democratic process and the effect of technology on political discussion, mobilization, and engagement.
Bridgett A. King, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Master of Public Administration Program at Auburn University.
Name of Sponsor Organization: Auburn Common Book: One Book. One Auburn
Contact Person: David Burel, PhD
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