Generally, in social sciences and related fields three analytic levels – macro, meso, micro – are distinguished when trying to describe or to explain certain social phenomena like the effects of online participation regarding different analytic criteria. The macro level provides factors that can be drawn from the general societal framework. Such macro factors are societal structures and collective phenomena that cannot be explained only by the actions and attitudes of individuals or characteristics of organizations but that occur on a higher level in society, like e.g. political culture, the public sphere or the political and legal system. In general, macro factors can be described as social, political, legal, and cultural norms and rules of a social entity that are supposed to influence or explain phenomena on the micro, meso and macro level. For example, it is assumed that the political culture as a macro factor influences the level of civic participation or the openness of political organizations to new forms of participation.
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