Assessing a Measurement Model for Digital Political Participation: A Multidisciplinary Point of View

  • Stefano De Marco
  • Mirko Antino
  • José Manuel Robles Morales


The events of the past year have drawn the attention of public opinion to the importance that the Internet can have for political and social change. Both the so-called Arab Spring and the Icelandic and Spanish new social movements were born and developed on the Internet. These movements are raising questions and arousing interest in the new type of political participation that is emerging through this tool: digital political participation (DPP). Our starting point is that we do not consider DPP as part of the broader concept of traditional political participation, but we consider it as a form of participation in itself. So, it is necessary to create a tool that would allow its measurement in order to understand what the limits and potential of this new phenomenon are. Thus, the objective of this study is to build a statistical tool to measure DPP together with the constructs that influence its implementation.


Political Party Political Participation Internet User Political Attitude Citizenship Norm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano De Marco
    • 1
  • Mirko Antino
    • 1
  • José Manuel Robles Morales
    • 1
  1. 1.Complutense University of MadridMadridSpain

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