Social Media and Socio-Political Change: An Asian Perspective

  • Natalie Pang Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
  • Peter Parycek Danube University, Centre for E-Governance
  • Marko Skoric City University of Hong Kong
  • Judith Schossböck Centre for E-Governance, Danube University Krems
Keywords: Asia, Social Media, eDemocracy, Blogosphere, Political Communication, Crises

Abstract

With the widespread adoption of social media in many Asian societies, these platforms are increasingly used in a variety of ways to promote civic and political aims but such uses are shaped by various stakeholders and contexts of use. In this special issue, four papers on Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and China-Australia present highly contextualized assessments of the role of social media in civic and political life in Asia.

Author Biographies

Natalie Pang, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Assistent Professor
Peter Parycek, Danube University, Centre for E-Governance
Professor of E-Governance
Marko Skoric, City University of Hong Kong
Associate Professor
Judith Schossböck, Centre for E-Governance, Danube University Krems
Research fellow at Centre for E-Governance, Danube University Krems
Published
2015-10-23
How to Cite
Pang, N., Parycek, P., Skoric, M., & Schossböck, J. (2015). Social Media and Socio-Political Change: An Asian Perspective. JeDEM - EJournal of EDemocracy and Open Government, 7(1), i-v. https://doi.org/10.29379/jedem.v7i1.393
Section
Editorial