Would you vote from your mobile? Young Danes’ perceptions of the Mobile as a Democratic Tool and Symbol

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The aim of this paper 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. The focus is 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? And 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 (Coleman & Blumler 2009; Hacker & van Dijk 2000).
Translated title of the contributionVille du stemme fra din mobil?: Unge danskeres opfattelse af mobilen som demokratisk værktøj og symbol
Original languageEnglish
Publication date23 Oct 2015
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2015
EventAOIR Internet research 16: Digital Imaginaries - the Embassy Suites Phoenix-Biltmore, Phoenix, United States
Duration: 21 Oct 201524 Oct 2015
Conference number: 16


ConferenceAOIR Internet research 16
Locationthe Embassy Suites Phoenix-Biltmore
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Internet address


  • mobile
  • Youth
  • voting
  • democracy
  • perceptions


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