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Political bloggers and the personalisation of political participation

Mohamed, Shafizan (2017) Political bloggers and the personalisation of political participation. International Journal of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, 2 (10). pp. 1-11. ISSN NA

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his study argues that political blogging challenges traditional understanding of political participation that defines politics as ultimately institutional and electoral. By focusing specifically on the experiences of the Malaysian political bloggers who are generally confined within a very closed and elitist political culture, this study captures how blogging empowers everyday citizens to be involved in politics. These bloggers are able to become political by personalising issues and politics according to their own interpretations. Through intensive interviews that focused on the bloggers own understanding of their blogging experiences, the study found that these bloggers were able to see themselves as important political players by positioning themselves as the authority, the political centre and the public figure.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5172/59361
Uncontrolled Keywords: Politics, Personalization, Blogging, Malaysia, Participation, Citizenship, Political bloggers
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H61.8 Communication of information
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia > JQ715 Politics and Government in Malaysia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Communication
Depositing User: Dr Shafizan Mohamed
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 10:22
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2018 09:00
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/59361

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