Young activists, political horizons, and the Internet: adapting the net to one's puroses

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter


Based on a series of interviews with young activists working in both parliamentarian and extra-parliamentarian contexts, this chapter underscores that political purposes steer the use of communication technology. This is an explicit position gainst technological determinism. The two different categories of activists generated two different kinds of civic cultures.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Media and Communications
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationYoung Citizens in the Digital Age: Political Engagement, Young People and New Media
EditorsBrian Loader
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-40912-4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The work for this text was in part funded by the research school LearnIT, part of the Swedish Knowledge Foundation, within the project Young Citizens and New Media.