Information Society and Digital Democracy - Theoretical Discourse
AbstractThis article gives a theoretical overview of the Information Society and Digital Democracy, its essence, characteristics, goals, and tasks; critically assesses the main drawbacks and problems of the existing system, including its long term prospects. The Digital Revolution brought about the Information Age and Information Society with new humanistic values and opportunities. Digital Democracy became a new conceptual product of these revolutionary changes in society and a new challenge to the traditional political paradigm of a country’s government and management. Conceptual studies of the Information society and especially Digital Democracy recently began and are on an initial level of development with two main directions: theoretical and practical inquiries; with many discussions of its ability for self reformation and eradication of existing problems in current societies. This article is an attempt to better understand formational tendencies and prospects of this newly born sociopolitical paradigm.