JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF AERONAUTICS AND A ›› 2018, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (1): 26-31.DOI: 10.13766/j.bhsk.1008-2204.2017.0254

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Technology Empowerment and Power Transition: Evolution of Network Political Ecology

DU Zhitao, ZHANG Dandan   

  1. School of Journalism and Communication, University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing 100089, China
  • Received:2017-09-01 Online:2018-01-25 Published:2018-01-31


The rapid development of information technology has promoted the change of the network ecology as well as the formation and development of the network political ecology. Network technology has experienced the evolution from Web1.0 to Web3.0, and citizen's right to know, to express and to participate in have been improved. At the same time, the power of the government is changed from the management by control from the top to the flexible and flat management model, which people can engage in equal dialogue and interaction with the government with its affairs public. Out of nothing, the influence of opinion leaders grows from small to large and chaos to order. The power structure of network political ecology is constantly deconstructed and reconstructed, showing a new prospect of dynamic evolution, cooperative symbiosis and multi-party game.

Key words: internet technology, network political ecology, technology empowerment, power transition, opinion leaders

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