Literatur aus der Forschergruppe

Aufsätze(x) zum Thema Habitualisierung(x)

Aufsätze(x) zum Thema Habitualisierung(x)

Changing political communication in Germany: Findings from a longitudinal study on the influence of the internet on political communication, discussion and the participation of citizens

Emmer, M., Wolling, J., & Vowe, G. (2012). Changing political communication in Germany: Findings from a longitudinal study on the influence of the internet on political communication, discussion and the participation of citizens. Communications, 37(3), 233-252.
Emmer, M., Wolling, J., & Vowe, G.
Communications, 37 (3), (S. 233-252).
2012

The Internet has been discussed as a major agent of change for political communication and participation. One important dimension of possible effects is the influence of online-communication on participation habits of citizens. In this article, panel survey data from Germany that cover almost the first decade of this century are used in order to test causal hypotheses about this transformation process. The results highlight that new forms of political communication are mainly a complement to existing forms with little substitution effects. Additionally, the data demonstrate the strong role habitualization plays particularly in the field of political information seeking and traditional forms of political discussion and participation, while online communication still evolves with yet less fixed patterns of action.