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Swedish politicians and new media: Democracy, identity and populism in a digital discourse
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0020-2609
2014 (English)In: New Media and Society, ISSN 1461-4448, E-ISSN 1461-7315, Vol. 16, no 4, 655-671 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The empirical material of this article consists of interviews with politicians in Västerbotten, an area in the north of Sweden. The aim of the article is to identify and analyse how these politicians relate to digital information technology and new media. What democratic opportunities and risks of information technology and new media are reflected in interviews with the politicians? What does this technology and these media mean for politicians’ political strategies and for their identity production as professional politicians? We argue that the interview data reflect two partly contradictory political identities: on the one side a progressive and modern political identity, and on the other a ‘real’ and ‘authentic’ political identity. However, both identities are consistent with a digital discourse and are populist due to their pro-technological character.

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Sage Publications, 2014. Vol. 16, no 4, 655-671 p.
Keyword [en]
Digital discourse, discourse theory, identity, information technology, new media, populism, Swedish politicians
Keyword [sv]
Digitala medier, identitet, demokrati, populism, politik, deltagande
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Ethnology Media and Communications
Research subject
medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-71506DOI: 10.1177/1461444813487964ISI: 000336262900007Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84901066139OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-71506DiVA: diva2:624464
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Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2013-05-31 Created: 2013-05-31 Last updated: 2017-12-06

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