Research Paper

The Internet and Engaged Citizenship

David Karpf
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American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Table of Contents

Why Understanding the Digital Citizen Proves So Difficult

The Pace of Internet Time
The Proprietary Data Gap

The Internet and Engaged Citizenship, Circa 2019

The Internet and Political Polarization
Digital Pathways for Participation
The Earnest Internet Versus the Ambivalent Internet
The Quiet Demise of Web 2.0
Digital Democracy and the Field of Dreams Fallacy


The Upside of Internet Time
Bridging the Proprietary Data Gap
New Policy Challenges for the Platform Era