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Broadband penetration and participatory politics : South Korea Case

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  • Broadband penetration and participatory politics
  • Kim, Heekyung Hellen; Moon, Jae Yun; Yang, Shinkyu
  • IEEE Computer Society


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Title Broadband penetration and participatory politics
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South Korea Case

Material Type Articles
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Kim, Heekyung Hellen; Moon, Jae Yun; Yang, Shinkyu

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[Washington, D.C.]:IEEE Computer Society

Date 2004
Pages 10
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Government and Law < National security
Government and Law < Political Development
Holding IEEE Computer Society

Abstract

This paper examines the potential impact of the Internet on the political process in a young democracy. Roh Moo-hyun’s dramatic victory on December 19, 2002 represents a major watershed in modern day South Korean politics. The Internet enabled this upset victory. The Internet made available alternative sources of political information unfiltered by the conservative and often biased mass media. Citizens distributed worldwide could express their support for Roh Moo-hyun in the public forums on his official site and many other news and discussion sites. Rohsamo, a group of people who support Roh Moo-hyun, became the focal organizing structure around which the efforts of individual supporters were coordinated. In this paper we draw on primary and secondary data sources and relate broadband penetration to political participation. (The rest omitted)