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EISENBERG, José. Internet, democracy, and the Republic. Dados [online]. 2003, vol.46, n.3, pp. 491-511. ISSN 0011-5258. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0011-52582003000300003.
This article proposes both a critique of the principal watersheds in philosophical interpretation of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) and a political theory of social communication that is capable of comprehending the impact of such technologies on contemporary societies. The principal argument is that we are experiencing a political and intellectual struggle over the forms of appropriating electronic communications media, and that the search for democratization of these media requires a reformulation of some central principles in the political theory of social communication and its relationship to democratic theory.
Keywords : Internet; political theory; democracy; Republic.