The POPC citizen : political information in the fourth age of political communication

Hefner, Dorothée ; Rinke, Eike Mark ; Schneider, Frank M.

Document Type: Book chapter
Year of publication: 2018
Book title: Permanently online, permanently connected : living and communicating in a POPC world
Page range: 199-207
Publisher: Vorderer, Peter
Place of publication: New York, NY ; London
Publishing house: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
ISBN: 978-1-138-24500-6 , 978-1-138-24499-3 , 978-1-315-27647-2
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Humanities > Medien- und Kommunikationswisseschaft (Vorderer 2010-)
Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: Today’s POPC environment constitutes a high-choice, high-stimulation media ecology in which political information can be accessed easily, inexpensively, and constantly by almost every citizen. However, it also requires greater motivation from citizens to keep up and engage deeply with public affairs in view of a widening range of content options available to them. This chapter describes how the POPC environment, in tandem with citizens’ personal characteristics, alters the way they are exposed to and process political information. We map the contours of the contemporary “POPC citizen” and point out how the media ecology characterizing the so-called “fourth age of political communication” affects normatively important civic competencies and democracy at large.

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