Defining Democracy in a Digital Age: Political Support on Social Media

  • Barend Lutz
  • Pierre du Toit

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Barend Lutz, Pierre du Toit
    Pages 1-11
  3. Barend Lutz, Pierre du Toit
    Pages 12-36
  4. Barend Lutz, Pierre du Toit
    Pages 63-91
  5. Barend Lutz, Pierre du Toit
    Pages 92-122
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 123-138

About this book


The internet has created a new social base where governments are ever more critically examined and measuring public sentiment expressed on social media is crucial to gauging ongoing support for democracy. This book illustrates a methodology for doing so, and considers the impact of this new public sphere on the future of democracy.


classification Content democracy digital government Internet social capital social media Twitter

Authors and affiliations

  • Barend Lutz
    • 1
  • Pierre du Toit
    • 2
  1. 1.Red24South Africa
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of StellenboschSouth Africa

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