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Shakuntala Banaji

Shakuntala Banaji is Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communication and Director of the Master’s Programme in Media, Communication, and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Titles by This Author

Young People, the Internet, and Civic Participation

There has been widespread concern in contemporary Western societies about declining engagement in civic life; people are less inclined to vote, to join political parties, to campaign for social causes, or to trust political processes. Young people in particular are frequently described as alienated or apathetic. Some have looked optimistically to new media—and particularly the Internet—as a means of revitalizing civic life and democracy.