Friday, March 30, 2007

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Political culture can be democratic depending on the state. The cyberspace itself does not promote democratic values, because it may be controlled by the states. But in different countries it is all different. As we have seen in China a strong censorship of internet is implemented and in this case I don’t think that Chinese people see cyberspace as a foundation of open society and a place that promotes democratic values. More over there are some countries where people simply cannot afford internet as Beir says. In such countries political culture in Internet does not mean much right now. Taking Central Asian states into account and Kyrgyzstan particularly, we can say may have the potential to develop political culture in cyberspace, since we do not have a big censorship in Internet and in future it may become populist in one day.

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