“Would you vote from your mobile? Young Danes’ perceptions of the Mobile as a Democratic Tool and Symbol”, University of Calgary.

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The aim of this talk is to contribute to the scholarly debate about potential perception, use, and impact of mobile, digital communication devices and their various forms of applications in democratic processes and actions. First, I will present an overview of the history of young Danes mobile phone use, also referring to the European contexts, focusing on essential moments of change. Second, I will focus on young Danes’ willingness to vote in general elections from their mobile (smart)phones. Would they consider voting or not? Why or why not? What do the findings tell us about the trust or distrust in digital (mobile) technologies? What do the findings tell us about young people, mobile opportunities and perceptions of democracy and actions of exercising the most basic democratic rights? The paper provides evidence and arguments to a critical discussion of the role of mobile (smart)phones, in processes of change regarding how we think, why we think as we do, and how we act as citizens and individuals. The presentations draws on findings from repeated studies (2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013) of young Danes’ mobile phones use, EU Kids Online I-III, Net Children Go Online (2013), and recent studies of young Danes perceptions of democracy and digital media.

Periode9 sep. 2016
Sted for afholdelseCalgary University, Canada
Grad af anerkendelseNational