Civic Deliberation and Engagement in a Weak Democracy

The Potential of the Digital Space in Mexico

Authored by: Manuel Alejandro Guerrero

International Handbook of Media Literacy Education

Print publication date:  May  2017
Online publication date:  April  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138645493
eBook ISBN: 9781315628110
Adobe ISBN: 9781317240068


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In the last 20 years, in both consolidated and emerging democracies, civic and political participation show decreasing patterns through traditional channels – from voting to militancy in parties or unions (Boman, 2007; Gueorguieva and Simon, 2009; Mindich, 2005). These patterns have coincided in time with new digital and multimedia landscapes characterized by growing variety of contents and delivery platforms. New products and services are available for increasingly diverse audiences with unprecedented capacities for interaction.

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