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DOI: 10.31921/doxacom
Issue number: 27, July-December 2018


Beatriz Catalina-García Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, España
Mª Cruz López de Ayala López Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, España
Rebeca Martín Nieto Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, España
Title Social media and the political-civic participation of young people. A review of the digital citizenship debate Summary The concern regarding apathy, disaffection and skepticism of the society toward conventional politics, especially among young people, together with the perceived preference of this group for digital media, have led academics to conduct research to determine the extent to which the opportunities for participation offered by social media can influence civic and political engagement and behaviour. This article examines research related to this subject which has been published since the beginning of the current century for the purpose of identifying the salient elements of the debate regarding the role of social media in the development of digital citizenship. Keywords Digital citizenship, youth, social media, political and civic participation.


doi: https://doi.org/10.31921/doxacom.n27a4


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