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Digital Divide Civic Engagement, Information Poverty, and the Internet Worldwide by Pippa Norris

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Impact of science & technology on society,
  • Internet,
  • Media studies,
  • Political economy,
  • Press & journalism,
  • Political participation,
  • Political Process - General,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Social aspects,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Politics - Current Events,
  • Political Science / General,
  • Economic Conditions,
  • Digital divide,
  • Political aspects

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7712600M
ISBN 100521002230
ISBN 109780521002233

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