Mobile Technology and Political Participation

What the Rest of the World Can Teach America

Authored by: Julie Barko Germany , Justin Oberman

Routledge Handbook of Political Management

Print publication date:  August  2008
Online publication date:  March  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415962254
eBook ISBN: 9780203892138
Adobe ISBN: 9781135897499


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In the realm of American politics, the first decade of the twenty-first century has become synonymous with the “web campaign.” Political candidates, organizations, and parties have turned to the Internet to raise money, register voters, mobilize volunteers, persuade, and earn media. From where we sit, writing this chapter during the summer before the 2008 primaries, running an American political campaign is no longer a question of having a website or sending e-mail.

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