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Political Science

Western Kentucky University

1997

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Internet Politics And Cyberparties: Revolutionizing American Democracy, Kelly Prince Apr 1997

Internet Politics And Cyberparties: Revolutionizing American Democracy, Kelly Prince

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The American political system is characterized by its two-party structure. However, apparently American faith in the status-quo democracy is faltering. With advancing technology, Americans are gaining greater access to political information, and tools such as the Internet are proving to be useful and versatile in the political arena. The elections of this decade have already been touched by the effects of the Internet, and groups such as the revolutionary cyberparties show promise of reshaping the party politics in this country. The current two-party system is in jeopardy of being replaced by one that is more democratic.