عنوان مقاله [English]
Social networks have been able to influence the various dimensions of social life. The purpose of this research is to design a model for impact of social networks on democracy development. To design this model, using a Grounded Theory strategy and a constructive approach, using semi-structured interview tools with 10 experts and academic professors in the field of media management. The results of the research after the initial and focused coding were designed as a model. In the initial coding, 17 codes were extracted, and in the focused coding, 6 codes were extracted. Research findings show that globalization, increase level of public knowledge, lack of legal infrastructure, information monopoly, absolute power of government, filtering, inappropriate content dissemination, media literacy, use of authorities from virtual networks, awareness, transparency and accountability, improvement of Social capital, the strengthening of public voices, democracy demand, the creation of network society, and civil society are the main components of this model.
Keywords:Social networks, democracy development, media, new media.Iran