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Challenging the Power Balance Between Governments and Citizens: The Role of Information Diffused Through the Internet

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 2)

Abstract

A new phenomenon is rapidly spreading in the world: original, or even official, data regarding the governments’ policies and the behaviour of their leaders are diffused onto the Internet to everybody by unofficial agents. Such novelty has already provoked some change, and may profoundly alter the relationship between citizens and governments or their leaders. Because of the newness of its nature, traditional theories may not be able to fully explain this innovation.

Keywords

Governments Citizens Information multicasting Power balance Critical management studies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Economia e ImpresaUniversità degli Studi della TusciaViterboItaly

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