Technology and Civic Engagement

Ms. Giuliana Kotkievicz

This paper aims at studying the way technology has changed politics and policy-making since the beginning of the Digital Era, in the 1970s. To achieve results, two aspects of politics will be studied – elections and policy-making – due to social pressure and movements. The elections are studied by a factor of abstinence and extreme parties voting, resulting from radical civic expression. Policy-making consequently from social movements is analyzed by the society collective willingness to endure in politics and media reach. Both phases are now conditioned by the civic engagement rates created by new technologies and digital communication.