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Routledge Handbook of Internet Politics

Edited by: Andrew Chadwick , Philip N. Howard

Print publication date:  August  2008
Online publication date:  August  2008

Print ISBN: 9780415429146
eBook ISBN: 9780203962541
Adobe ISBN: 9781134087549

10.4324/9780203962541
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Book description

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.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The internet in U.S. election campaigns Download PDF
Chapter  3:  European political organizations and the internet Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Electoral web production practices in cross-national perspective Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Parties, election campaigning, and the internet Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Technological change and the shifting nature of political organization Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Making parliamentary democracy visible Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Bureaucratic reform and e-government in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Public management change and e-government Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Wired to fact Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Political engagement online Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Information, the internet, and direct democracy Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Toward digital citizenship Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Online news creation and consumption Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Web 2.0 and the transformation of news and journalism Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The internet and the changing global media environment Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The virtual sphere 2.0 Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Identity, technology, and narratives Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Theorizing gender and the internet Download PDF
Chapter  20:  New immigrants, the internet, and civic society Download PDF
Chapter  21:  One Europe, digitally divided Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Working around the state Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The geopolitics of internet control Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Locational surveillance Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Metaphoric reinforcement of the virtual fence Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Globalizing the logic of openness Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Exclusionary rules? Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The new politics of the internet Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Enabling effective multi-stakeholder participation in global internet governance through accessible cyber-infrastructure Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Internet diffusion and the digital divide Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Conclusion Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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