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Politics and the internet in comparative context : views from the cloud / edited by Paul G. Nixon, Rajash Rawal and Dan Mercea
Bib ID 6338787
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Description London : Routledge, 2013 
©2013 
xviii, 255 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780415638678
9780203798331
Series

Routledge research in political communication; 11.

Summary

For many years now we have witnessed the developing use of the internet and associated technologies by political actors and organisations. Claims and counter claims have been made as its suitability as a tool to help in the struggle to re-invigorate political participation in democracies across the globe has been contested. This book charts the shifting sands of political activity in the digital age.

Full contents
  • 1.Taking stock: a meta-analysis of the virtual public sphere in communication journals
  • 2.The Internet and the decline of Euro-American democracy
  • 3.The semi-sovereign netizen: the Fifth Estate in China
  • 4.New techniques, new mobilizations? French parties in the web 2.0 era
  • 5.Do ethos, ideology, country and electoral strength make a difference in cyberspace? Testing an explanatory model of parties' websites
  • 6."Why fix it when it's not broken?" Continuity and adaptation in Romanian presidential e-campaigning
  • 7.Online party politics: studying the presence of some African political parties on the Internet
  • 8.Extreme right organizations and online politics: a comparative analysis of five Western democracies
  • Contents note continued: 9.Ourselves alone (but making connections): the social media strategies of Sinn Fein
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Internet -- Political aspects -- Case studies.  |  Communication in politics.  |  Political participation.
Other authors/contributors Nixon, Paul G., editor of compilation  |  Rawal, Rajash, editor of compilation  |  Mercea, Dan, 1980-, editor of compilation

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