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E-Politics in Singapore: The Superhighway to Freedom?

Doran, Christine (2007). E-Politics in Singapore: The Superhighway to Freedom?. In Pousa, LA, Pim, JE and Arbigay, OC(Ed.), Comunicacion e Xuventude (Communications and Youth). Santiago de Compostela: Professional College of Journalists of Galicia. (pp. 129-142).

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Author Doran, Christine
Title of Chapter E-Politics in Singapore: The Superhighway to Freedom?
Title of Book Comunicacion e Xuventude (Communications and Youth)
Place of Publication Santiago de Compostela
Publisher Professional College of Journalists of Galicia
Publication Year 2007
Editor Pousa, LA
Pim, JE
Arbigay, OC
ISBN 9788469070161   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 129
End Page 142
Total Pages 14
Field of Research 1699 - Other Studies in Human Society
HERDC Category B - Book Chapter (DEST)
Abstract Singapore is widely acknowledged to be one of the most technologically advanced and highly networked societies in the world, with ambitions to develop information and communications technologies even further over the next decade. This article explores the connections between the internet and politics, examining the nature of government regulation of access to the web, and the effects of Signaporeans' avid adoption of the internet on the conduct of politics in the island-state. Despite the generally authoritarian approach of the government to the media and the continuing imposition of some controls over the net, it is argued that the internet shows potential for contributing to the democratisation of Singaporean politics.
 
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