TITLE

E-Democracy in the Information Age: The Internet and the 2002 Presidential Election in South Korea

AUTHOR(S)
Bon-Soo Kim
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies;Dec2006, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a comparative analysis of the uses and implications of Internet in the presidential election in South Korea in 2002. It employs content analysis of the election's offline coverage and candidate websites. It shows that candidate Roh Moo-hyun was even more successful in his online campaign moves than his rival Lee Hoi Chang. It demonstrates that the online strategies used by Roh were important in letting him gather the support of young voters. The turnout rate of the election was 70.8%, but only 47.5% of voters in their 20s took part in the election. It concludes that despite the success of the Internet in the election of Roh, the turnout in the ballot suggested that it cannot be concluded that the Internet is effective in making new political participation.
ACCESSION #
61015357

 

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