Library guidesSubject: Law and Political ScienceComputer science, Multimedia and Telecommunications
Main barriers and inequalities of online political participation
We open with an explanation of the concept of the digital divide, followed by a description of how the internet causes inequalities and differential factors in political participation, as well as some initiatives to fight against the digital divide.
Initiatives to fight against the digital divide
Once aware of the effects of the digital divide, initiatives have been created to fight against this barrier, some of which are listed below:
They foster legal and systemic reforms so that older persons, people with disabilities and those who do not have access to technology can still participate by using digital technology.
This document details the ideas, actions and new initiatives to include technology in the learning programmes of New York students.
Showcasing issues related to technological accessibility and inclusion at the Australian Parliament is the central objective of this initiative.
Entry of the MIT Digital blog in which the author talks about the origin of the term digital divide and its evolution. Since 1990, when the term was coined, concepts such as broadband and connectivity have become commonplace, although the divide continues to grow.
It provides access to a repository with the digital skills projects of different EU member countries. It provides information about the European Digital Skills Awards and includes a section of blogs, news, projects, investments and regulations.
Its main objective is to lead everyone (citizens, homes and schools) to the digital and information era, ensuring that the process is socially inclusive. One of the most pressing concerns is to guarantee access to the internet to all schools at a low price.
It analyses three main issues: institutional strategies, the actors mobilizing them and their main and secondary effects. The objective is to identify the key characteristics that suit the European context to assess the possibilities for the sustainability of these political experiments.
Librarians responsible for this library guide
Elisabet CerveraOperative subgroup: Librarian for Law and Political Science Operative group: Library for Learning