Social Media and Political Participation: An Investigation of Small Scale Activism in Greece


This paper discusses the possibilities and limitations of online activism. The example used to illustrate the above point provides some evidence that, on some occasions, civil society maybe mobilized through the use of the internet and the online public sphere, to organize more coherent and practical political demands. At the same time, it is also shown that the capacity of individuals to fully participate depends on previous offline experiences as well as a relatively higher degree of technical competence.

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Afouxenidis, A. (2014). Social Media and Political Participation: An Investigation of Small Scale Activism in Greece. Advances in Applied Sociology, 4, 1-4. doi: 10.4236/aasoci.2014.41001.

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