The Role of Internet in Democracy Promotion


The Role of Internet in Democracy Promotion
Zinah Hasan Hussein
Sociology Department, College of Arts, University of Salahaddin

 Abstract:

This study examines the role of the internet in democracy promotion in the world. Theoretically, the internet has an impact on democracy via social and political mechanisms. This study uses a quantitative analysis technique to answer the following question: is the internet significant in democracy promotion in the world?. Further, a scatter plot and a person's correlation was used to understand the correlation and relationship between variables. Besides, the linear regression analysis has been implemented to examine other independent variables that have effects on the dependent variables. The conclusion shows the increase rate of the internet as well as the rate of democracy.

Keywords: Internet, democracy, social mechanism, political mechanism, public sphere, political unrest

 پوختە

ئامانجی ئەم توێژینەوەیە بریتییە لە زانینی رۆلی ئەنتەرنیت لە چەسپاندنی دیموكراسی لەجیهان۔ بەشێوەیەكی تێوری ئە نتەرنێت  كاریگەری هەیە لەسەر دیموكراسی بەرێگای میكانیزمی كۆمەلایەتی و سیاسی ۔ بۆ ئەم توێژینەوەیە میتودی شیكردنەوەی چەندایەتی بەكار هاتووە بۆ وەلامدانەوەی ئەم پرسیارە : ئایا ئەنتەرنێت رۆلی هەیە لە چەسپاندنی دیموكراسی لە جیهان ؟ بوًَ شیكردنەوەی پەیوەندی و پەیوەستی نێوان گۆراوەكان هەریەك لە (scatter plot) و(person's correlation) بەكارهاتووە۔ سەرەرای ئەوەش (linear regression analysis) بە كارهاتووە بۆ دۆزینەوەی گۆراوە سەربەخۆكانی دیكە كە كاریگەریان هەیە لە سە ر گۆراوی پشت بەستوو۔لە كۆتایدا توێژینەوەكە گەیشت بەم دەرئەنجامە، زیاد بوونی تیًكرای بەكارهێنانی ئەنتەرنیت تێكرای چەسپاندنی دیموكراسی زیاد دەبێت۔

ملخص:

تهدف هذه الدراسة الى معرفة دور الإنترنت في تعزيز الديمقراطية في العالم. نظريًا ، تؤثر الإنترنت على الديمقراطية من خلال الآلية الاجتماعية والسياسية. تمت استخدام المنهج  التحليل الكمي في الدراسة للإجابة عن السؤال التالي: هل للإنترنت اهمية في تعزيز الديمقراطية في العالم؟ من آجل تفسير والتحليل العلاقة والارتباط بين المتغيرات استخدمت معامل (scatter plot) و(person's correlation) ، بالإضافة إلى ذلك تم تطبيق تحليل الانحدار الخطي(linear regression analysis) لكشف المتغيرات المستقلة الأخرى التي لها تأثير على المتغيرات التابعة. ووصلت الدراسة الى النتيجة ، ان  زيادة في  معدل استخدام الانترنت يزداد في معدل تعزيز الديمقراطية.

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