Mobile Communication, Public Participation and E-Governance in China: A case study of Xiamen Anti-PX Demonstration

Jun Liu, Hui Zhao

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China has become the biggest mobile communication carrier in the world since 2001. Advanced technologies create a communication revolution, and the individual, through the advent of mobile media, has become an active participant in this process. This study investigates the mobile phone’s impact upon the developments of public participation, social inclusion and citizenship through the case study of Xiamen PX demonstration. In terms of local environmental activism, the Xiamen residents shared information with the help of wireless communication about the alleged misdeeds of party officials and took various civic actions again them. A rare sense of participation in public affairs is fostered through the use of mobile communication technology. The government must figure out how to improve the effective and regular information exchange and feedback top down and bottom up to raise the awareness and understanding among higher decision making agencies, government and the public.
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikation4th International Conference on Theory and Proctice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV 2010) Proceedings
RedaktörerTomasz Janowski, Jim Davies
FörlagAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Sidor327
Antal sidor332
ISBN (tryckt)9781450300582
DOI
StatusPublished - 2010
Externt publiceradJa

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  • Kommunikationsvetenskap

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