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A Study on Networked Social Citizens and Social Capital

Song Kyong Jae 1

1경희대학교

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ABSTRACT

The aim of this study is to analyze political implications by taking note of the appearance of the networked social citizens. Concretely, this study is intending to analyze civil participation in political behavior by interpreting the ‘Networked Social Citizens’ constructed by IT on the basis of the concept of a social citizen suggested in the US through the use of Robert Putnam's social capital approach. This study applied the quantitative research methodology on the basis of a questionnaire survey to the analysis methodology. As a result of analysis, this researcher defined the networked social citizen in Korea as ‘a low trust individual-oriented resistant participatory citizens.’ According to this result, it's possible to predict the political behavior of those who are familiar with IT in the future Korean society. Particularly, in case of the analysis at a dynamic level of political participation, this study discovered a difference in political participation behavior due to the interaction between individual constituents of social capital. Accordingly, this study thinks that thee is the need for institutional, political effort to re-construct the vulnerable structure of social capital in Korea.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.