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Using the Internet for Political Research

Using the Internet for Political Research

Practical Tips and Hints

  • Author: Heather Dawson
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 178063059X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 188
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This book is a practical guide to using the Internet for political science research. The growth of the Internet means that an increasing amount of political information is becoming available on the web; however, it can often be difficult for users to locate high quality resources. This book shows the reader how to develop effective Internet searching strategies and indicates what is available online. It covers some of the key political science areas, including elections, parliamentary information and political parties, showing how to successively locate and evaluate Internet resources. The book covers political research mainly in the UK, and the USA. Provides a subject specific approach to Internet research Includes chapters on key topics such as elections, parliaments, prime ministers and presidents Contains case studies of typical searches

Electronic Democracy

Electronic Democracy

Using the Internet to Transform American Politics

  • Author: Graeme Browning
  • Publisher: Information Today, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780910965491
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 190
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A fascinating exploration into the impact of the Internet on American politics examines the social relevance of online democracy and explains how to use the Internet to organize e-mail campaigns, collect political information, monitor voting records, track campaign financing, and otherwise affect the political process. Original. (Beginner)

Politics on the Internet

Politics on the Internet

A Student Guide

  • Author: Steve Buckler,David P. Dolowitz
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0415267714
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 114
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The Internet is revolutionizing the way we live and interact with the world and is also changing the way we study. When it comes to politics we are faced with an immense volume of information which is often overwhelming, but properly harnessed can be inspiring and enlightening. This indispensable new text equips the reader with the key skills needed to cut through the mass of material the web offers and use its real power. Today's students and scholars need new coherent strategies to approach their interests and get the best out of information technology, this superb book builds and strengthens these skills. With a clear, concise and focused structure, this book: guides the reader to the best online politics sites and sources breaks the web down into manageable forms ideal for study deals with key issues such as plagiarism and newsgroups empowers study methods and builds confidence advises on how to quickly get the best search results. Twenty-first century scholarship is presenting the academic community with new challenges and opportunities. This book analyzes the technology at every student's fingertips and is a welcome gateway to the range of sources available. This is the ideal guide to the maze of online resources now available and will save students and scholars literally hours of time, opening up the best resource in contemporary politics and delivering the skills needed to master it. This book will be of great interest to all students of politics and the media.

Handbook of Research on Political Activism in the Information Age

Handbook of Research on Political Activism in the Information Age

  • Author: Solo, Ashu M. G.
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1466660678
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 498
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Technology, and particularly the Internet, has caused many changes in the realm of politics. Mainstream media no longer has a monopoly on political commentary as social media, blogs, and user-generated video streaming sites have emerged as an outlet for citizens and political activists to openly voice their opinions, organize political demonstrations, and network online. The Handbook of Research on Political Activism in the Information Age includes progressive research from more than 39 international experts at universities and research institutions across 15 different countries. Each of the 25 scholarly chapter contributions focus on topics pertaining to the application of information technology, engineering, and mathematics to political activism. Through its analysis of the methods for political activism in the information age, the effectiveness of these methods, as well as emerging analytical tools, this book is designed for use by researchers, activists, political scientists, engineers, computer scientists, journalists, professors, students and professionals working in the fields of politics, e-government, media and communications, and Internet marketing.

Political Parties and the Internet

Political Parties and the Internet

Net Gain?

  • Author: Rachel Kay Gibson,Paul Nixon,Stephen Ward
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415282734
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 250
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Can the Internet help to re-engage the public in politics? How are political parties using the Internet as a communication tool? Has politics changed in the information age? This book provides an assessment of how political parties are adapting to the rise of new information and communication technologies and what the consequences will be. It includes case studies of the US, the UK, Australia, Korea, Mexico, France, Romania and the Mediterranean region.

Politics and the Internet in Comparative Context

Politics and the Internet in Comparative Context

Views from the cloud

  • Author: Paul Nixon,Rajash Rawal,Dan Mercea
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135104093
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 280
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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. It interrogates the hybrid nature of modern politics as online and offline actions blur the boundaries of traditional politics between ‘real-life’ co-presence and the booming virtual domain of politics. By so doing, it critically reflects on the latest scholarship on the subject while concurrently advancing stimulating new insights into it. Encapsulating both the range and the diverse velocities of change in different political arenas and geographical locations, this volumes seeks to map out a path if not towards the politics of tomorrow then towards a better comprehension of the politics of today. Featuring a range of international and comparative case studies presenting research on the UK, US, Italy, France, Spain, Romania, Africa and China, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Politics and Media, Political Communication, New Media studies, Public Administration, Sociology, Communication Studies, Computing and Information and Communications Technologies.

Tweeting to Power

Tweeting to Power

The Social Media Revolution in American Politics

  • Author: Jason Gainous,Kevin M. Wagner
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199350639
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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Online social media are changing the face of politics in the United States. Beginning with a strong theoretical foundation grounded in political, communications and psychology literature, Tweeting to Power examines the effect of online social media on how people come to learn, understand and engage in politics. Gainous and Wagner propose that platforms such as Facebook and Twitter offer the opportunity for a new information flow that is no longer being structured and limited by the popular media. Television and newspapers, which were traditionally the sole or primary gatekeeper, can no longer limit or govern what information is exchanged. By lowering the cost of both supplying the information and obtaining it, social networking applications have recreated how, when and where people are informed. To establish this premise, Gainous and Wagner analyze multiple datasets, quantitative and qualitative, exploring and measuring the use of social media by voters and citizens as well as the strategies and approaches adopted by politicians and elected officials. They illustrate how these new and growing online communities are new forums for the exchange of information that is governed by relationships formed and maintained outside traditional media. Using empirical measures, they prove both how candidates utilize Twitter to shape the information voters rely upon and how effective this effort was at garnering votes in the 2010 congressional elections. With both theory and data, Gainous and Wagner show how the social media revolution is creating a new paradigm for political communication and shifting the very foundation of the political process.

The Politics of Internet Communication

The Politics of Internet Communication

  • Author: Robert J. Klotz
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742529267
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 259
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This concise book explores the wide range of topics at the intersection of politics and the Internet. Recognizing the changes in the Internet over time, Klotz provides an innovative analysis of online access, activities, advocacy, government, journalism, and social capital. The politics of the Internet is considered along with politics on the Internet. A highlight is the in-depth discussion of cyberlaw that provides an accessible framework for understanding the legal treatment of key issues such as music file-sharing, privacy, terrorism, spam, pornography, and domain names. Examples from the 2002 midterm elections and the early 2004 campaign fundraising success of Howard Dean add currency to the debate about the impact of the Internet on democratic politcs. The author conveys the vitality and humor of Internet politics in a way that readers will enjoy. From impassioned debate about imaginary legislation to the animal rights group PETA's lawsuit taking peta.org from 'People Eating Tasty Animals, ' Klotz brings the colorful history of the Internet to life. Written from an interdisciplinary perspective, the book is infused with original longitudinal data, examples, online resources and landmark events that reveal how the Internet is enriching both public and private life.

The Handbook of Internet Studies

The Handbook of Internet Studies

  • Author: Mia Consalvo,Charles Ess
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 144434238X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 512
  • View: 1891
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The Handbook of Internet Studies brings together scholars from a variety of fields to explore the profound shift that has occurred in how we communicate and experience our world as we have moved from the industrial era into the age of digital media. Presents a wide range of original essays by established scholars in everything from online ethics to ways in which indigenous peoples now use the Internet Looks at the role of the internet in modern societies, and the continuing development of internet studies as an academic field Explores Internet studies through history, society, culture, and the future of online media Provides introductory frameworks to ground and orientate the student, while also providing more experienced scholars with a convenient and comprehensive overview of the latest trends and critical directions in the many areas of Internet research

Controlling the Message

Controlling the Message

New Media in American Political Campaigns

  • Author: Victoria A. Farrar-Myers,Justin S. Vaughn
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 1479886637
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 368
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From the presidential race to the battle for the office of New York City mayor, American political candidates’ approach to new media strategy is increasingly what makes or breaks their campaign. Targeted outreach on Facebook and Twitter, placement of a well-timed viral ad, and the ability to roll with the memes, flame wars, and downvotes that might spring from ordinary citizens’ engagement with the issues—these skills are heralded as crucial for anyone hoping to get their views heard in a chaotic election cycle. But just how effective are the kinds of media strategies that American politicians employ? And what effect, if any, do citizen-created political media have on the tide of public opinion? In Controlling the Message, Farrar-Myers and Vaughn curate a series of case studies that use real-time original research from the 2012 election season to explore how politicians and ordinary citizens use and consume new media during political campaigns. Broken down into sections that examine new media strategy from the highest echelons of campaign management all the way down to passive citizen engagement with campaign issues in places like online comment forums, the book ultimately reveals that political messaging in today’s diverse new media landscape is a fragile, unpredictable, and sometimes futile process. The result is a collection that both interprets important historical data from a watershed campaign season and also explains myriad approaches to political campaign media scholarship—an ideal volume for students, scholars, and political analysts alike.

Postcolonial Politics, The Internet and Everyday Life

Postcolonial Politics, The Internet and Everyday Life

Pacific Traversals Online

  • Author: M.I. Franklin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134301243
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 272
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In this ground-breaking study M.I. Franklin explores the form and substance of everyday life online from a critical postcolonial perspective. With Internet access and social media uses accelerating in the Global South, in-depth studies of just how non-western communities, at home and living abroad, actually use the Internet and web-based media are still relatively few. This book’s pioneering use of virtual ethnography and mixed method research in this study of a longstanding ‘media diaspora’ incorporates online participant-observation with offline fieldwork to explore how postcolonial diasporas from the south Pacific have been using the Internet since the early ways of the web. Through a critical reconsideration of the work of Michel de Certeau in light of postcolonial and feminist theories, the book provides insights into the practice of everyday life in a global and digital age by non-western participants online and offline. Critical of techno- and media-centric analyses of cyberspatial practices and power hierarchies, Franklin argues that a closer look at the content and communicative styles of these contemporary Pacific traversals suggest other Internet futures. These are visions of social media that can be more hospitable, culturally inclusive and economically equitable than those promulgated by both powerful commercial interests and state actors looking to take charge of the Internet ‘after Web 2.0’. The book will be of interest to students of international politics, media and communications, cultural studies, science and technology studies, anthropology and sociology interested in how successive waves of new media interact with shifting power relations at the intersection of politics, culture, and society.

Techno Politics in Presidential Campaigning

Techno Politics in Presidential Campaigning

New Voices, New Technologies, and New Voters

  • Author: John Hendricks,Lynda Lee Kaid
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136968210
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 245
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The 2008 US presidential campaign saw politicians utilizing all types of new media -- Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Twitter, e-mail, and cell phone texting – to reach voters of all ages, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, and sexual orientations. This volume examines the use of these media and considers the effectiveness of reaching voters through these channels. It explores not only the use of new media and technologies but also the role these tactics played in attracting new voters and communicating with the electorate during the 2008 presidential debates. Chapters focus on how the technologies were used by candidates, the press, and voters.

Empirical political analysis

Empirical political analysis

quantitative and qualitative research methods

  • Author: Jarol B. Manheim,Richard C. Rich,Lars Willnat,Craig Leonard Brians
  • Publisher: Longman Pub Group
  • ISBN: 9780205576401
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 445
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This comprehensive research methods text introduces students, both concretely and theoretically, to a wide variety of techniques, applications, and concerns that are important to political science research. Organized around the various stages of the research process, and balancing the competing demands placed on an introductory text, each chapter of the book is planned around a series of substantive questions and enhanced with a series of research exercises that give students practical insights into the important issues raised.

Routledge Handbook of Internet Politics

Routledge Handbook of Internet Politics

  • Author: Philip N. Howard
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 0415780586
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 512
  • View: 6603
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The politics of the internet has entered the social science mainstream. From debates about its impact on parties and election campaigns following momentous presidential contests in the United States, to concerns over international security, privacy and surveillance in the post-9/11, post-7/7 environment; from the rise of blogging as a threat to the traditional model of journalism, to controversies at the international level over how and if the internet should be governed by an entity such as the United Nations; from the new repertoires of collective action open to citizens, to the massive programs of public management reform taking place in the name of e-government, internet politics and policy are continually in the headlines. The Routledge Handbook of Internet Politics is a collection of over thirty chapters dealing with the most significant scholarly debates in this rapidly growing field of study. Organized in four broad sections: Institutions, Behavior, Identities, and Law and Policy, the Handbook summarizes and criticizes contemporary debates while pointing out new departures. A comprehensive set of resources, it provides linkages to established theories of media and politics, political communication, governance, deliberative democracy and social movements, all within an interdisciplinary context. The contributors form a strong international cast of established and junior scholars. This is the first publication of its kind in this field; a helpful companion to students and scholars of politics, international relations, communication studies and sociology.

Political Campaigning, Elections and the Internet

Political Campaigning, Elections and the Internet

Comparing the US, UK, France and Germany

  • Author: Darren Lilleker,Nigel Jackson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136815309
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 216
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The Internet first played a minor role in the 1992 U.S. Presidential election, and has gradually increased in importance so that it is central to election campaign strategy. However, election campaigners have, until very recently, focused on Web 1.0: websites and email. This book offers an in-depth, comparative analysis of how interactive Web 2.0 tools are utilised by candidates and parties.

Analyzing Political Communication with Digital Trace Data

Analyzing Political Communication with Digital Trace Data

The Role of Twitter Messages in Social Science Research

  • Author: Andreas Jungherr
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319203193
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 220
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This book offers a framework for the analysis of political communication in election campaigns based on digital trace data that documents political behavior, interests and opinions. The author investigates the data-generating processes leading users to interact with digital services in politically relevant contexts. These interactions produce digital traces, which in turn can be analyzed to draw inferences on political events or the phenomena that give rise to them. Various factors mediate the image of political reality emerging from digital trace data, such as the users of digital services’ political interests, attitudes or attention to politics. In order to arrive at valid inferences about the political reality on the basis of digital trace data, these mediating factors have to be accounted for. The author presents this interpretative framework in a detailed analysis of Twitter messages referring to politics in the context of the 2009 federal elections in Germany. This book will appeal to scholars interested in the field of political communication, as well as practitioners active in the political arena.

Society Online

Society Online

The Internet in Context

  • Author: Philip N. Howard,Steve Jones
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761927082
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 350
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Within the developed world, much of society experiences political, economic, and cultural life through a set of communication technologies barely older than many citizens. Society Online: The Internet in Context examines how new media technologies have not simply diffused across society, but how they have rapidly and deeply become embedded in our organizations and institutions. Society Online is not exclusively devoted to a particular technology, or specifically the Internet, but to a range of technologies and technological possibilities labeled "new media." Rather than trying to cover every possible topic relating to new communication technologies, this unique text is organized by how these new technologies mediate the community, political, economic, personal, and global spheres of our social lives. Editors Philip N. Howard and Steve Jones explore the multiple research methods that are required to understand the embeddedness of new media.

Social Media in Politics

Social Media in Politics

Case Studies on the Political Power of Social Media

  • Author: Bogdan Pătruţ,Monica Pătruţ
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319046667
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 382
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This volume sets out to analyse the relation between social media and politics by investigating the power of the internet and more specifically social media, in the political and social discourse. The volume collects original research on the use of social media in political campaigns, electoral marketing, riots and social revolutions, presenting a range of case studies from across the world as well as theoretical and methodological contributions. Examples that explore the use of social media in electoral campaigns include, for instance, studies on the use of Face book in the 2012 US presidential campaign and in the 2011 Turkish general elections. The final section of the book debates the usage of Twitter and other Web 2.0 tools in mobilizing people for riots and revolutions, presenting and analysing recent events in Istanbul and Egypt, among others.

China and the Internet

China and the Internet

Politics of the Digital Leap Forward

  • Author: Christopher R. Hughes,Gudrun Wacker
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 9780203417713
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 192
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China and the Internet: Politics of the Digital Leap Forward is a comprehensive assessment of the political and economic impact of information and communication technologies (ITCs) on Chinese society. It provides in-depth analyses of topics including economic development, civil and political liberties, bureaucratic politics, international relations and security studies. The book covers the aspirations of Chinese policy-makers using the Internet to achieve a 'digital leapfrog' of economic development. Avoiding technical jargon, the book is accessible to anyone interested in the social impact of the Internet and information and communication technologies, from those in academia to business and public policy-makers.

Google and Democracy

Google and Democracy

Politics and the Power of the Internet

  • Author: Sean Richey,J. Benjamin Taylor
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351658719
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 200
  • View: 397
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For the first time in human history, access to information on almost any topic is accessible through the Internet. A powerful extraction system is needed to disseminate this knowledge, which for most users is Google. Google Search is an extremely powerful and important component to American political life in the twenty-first century, yet its influence is poorly researched or understood. Sean Richey and J. Benjamin Taylor explore for the first time the influence of Google on American politics, specifically on direct democracy. Using original experiments and nationally representative cross-sectional data, Richey and Taylor show how Google Search returns quality information, that users click on quality information, and gain political knowledge and other contingent benefits. Additionally, they correlate Google usage with real-world voting behavior on direct democracy. Building a theory of Google Search use for ballot measures, Google and Democracy is an original addition to the literature on the direct democracy, Internet politics, and information technology. An indispensable read to all those wishing to gain new insights on how the Internet has the power to be a normatively valuable resource for citizens.