Being citizens online

How do the expectations of being citizens offline (e.g., political participation, civic engagement, respect, trust, and community) translate into being online citizens? Do people bring their offline behaviour into online activities such as email, internet social media, and internet social networks? Or do these online platforms create new forms of behaviour? Is there a difference between being offline and online citizens? If so, how do we understand this difference, and more importantly, how do we encourage and support both offline and online citizenships?

Presentation time: 
Friday, 4 July, 2014 - 14:00
Presenter(s): 

Engin Isin

Prof Engin Isin holds a Chair in Citizenship and is Professor of Politics in Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, The Open University. He is also a past director (2007-2009) of the Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG). Prof Engin Isin joined The Open University in 2007 after fifteen years of teaching and research at York University, Toronto, Canada. He was professor of social science (1993-2001) and Canada Research Chair (2002-2007) in social sciences.