Information rules as institutions shaping political participation

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Abstract

Information underlies political participation, making information critical to governance and political systems, particularly in democracies. Furthermore, institutions critically shape distribution of information. In this sense, critical analysis of information flows within the Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) Framework would importantly contribute to improved understanding of the political role of information. This paper will thus consider aspects of the following puzzle: why does participation increase with increased access to information and information technology among politically engaged individuals, but not among those who have not participated in the past or who self-identify as unengaged? Specifically, this preliminary analysis will consider dimensions of information access - availability, awareness, and ability to use - stratified by differences in political participation, as measured by consciousness, resource contributions, institutionalized actions, and public forum participation. Statistical analysis supports the development of an agenda for future research regarding information rules and proposal of testable hypotheses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016
EditorsRalph H. Sprague, Tung X. Bui
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages2790-2799
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780769556703
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 7 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016 - Koloa, United States
Duration: Jan 5 2016Jan 8 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume2016-March
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKoloa
Period1/5/161/8/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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