Digital Citizenship (DIG-CIT)
To respond appropriately to social changes the social sciences have recognised a growing need for the innovation and reconceptualisation of theories and ideas. The DIG-CIT project addresses political participation which has been changing under the influence of a growing social complexity, the rise of information and communication technologies and media convergence. In our starting thesis, the process of the democratisation of citizenship is seen as requiring a transformation of policies so that they encourage greater citizen participation. The project sees digital citizenship as referring to citizen action in equal relations within the polity, underscoring the study of opportunities and constraints of the online environment, and considering a series of circumstances determining participation in the (European) public sphere. Digital citizenship is addressed through three theoretical approaches: 1. The theory of citizenship; 2. Critical theory of the Internet; and 3. Positionality and intersectionality theory.
Project team (SICRIS):
- Faculty of social sciences, University of Ljubljana
- Science and Research center of Koper, University of Primorska