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Unpublished Paper
Political Culture on the National Web: The Role of Political Culture in Online Political Activity and the Case of Hungarian Politics on Facebook
(2013)
  • Linda Börzsei, Utrecht University
Abstract
The emerging field of national web studies aims to offer new perspectives on studying the internet: it calls for framing the internet not as a global and virtual entity but one which comprises multiple heterogeneous layers embedded in social contexts. The national web as an object of study describes layers of this sort, focusing on web spaces that are demarcated by national lines. In this thesis, I propose an approach to analyse national webs as well as demonstrate its usefulness. I argue that national identity and other political beliefs and values have a considerable impact on the formation and workings of the national web, and therefore the political culture approach can be a great asset in investigating political activity online. After conceptualizing the role of political culture in the national web as well as the influence of the internet on different political beliefs, I show how Hungarian political culture in particular shapes and is shaped by political activity on Facebook.
Keywords
  • national web,
  • national web studies,
  • internet politics,
  • political culture,
  • Hungary,
  • Facebook
Publication Date
September, 2013
Citation Information
Linda Börzsei. "Political Culture on the National Web: The Role of Political Culture in Online Political Activity and the Case of Hungarian Politics on Facebook" (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/linda_borzsei/3/