Civic Web / Edition 1

Civic Web / Edition 1

by David M. Anderson
     
 

Political web sites and e-mail lists were novelties in 1996. By 2000, they were a news trend. By 2004, they will be a part of every electoral and policy campaign. News-seekers, activists, and decision-makers increasingly turn to the Net as a matter of course. The Civic Web delineates the basic issues, opportunities, and dilemmas posed by the introduction of

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Overview

Political web sites and e-mail lists were novelties in 1996. By 2000, they were a news trend. By 2004, they will be a part of every electoral and policy campaign. News-seekers, activists, and decision-makers increasingly turn to the Net as a matter of course. The Civic Web delineates the basic issues, opportunities, and dilemmas posed by the introduction of computer-networked communications into U.S. national politics. Leading scholars from several academic disciplines join pioneer practitioners of online advocacy, discussion, and law in considering how the Internet can host, and even advance, enlightened self-government by a free people in a constitutional republic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742501942
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Campaigning American Style Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
0.53(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Meet the Author

David M. Anderson is associate research professor at The George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management. He directs the Democracy Online Project's national task force, and contributes op-eds frequently to the Baltimore Sun. Michael Cornfield is associate research professor at The George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management. He directs research for the Democracy Online Project, and writes a monthly column on online politics for Campaigns and Elections magazine.

Table of Contents

Part 1 I The Internet and Politics: Framing the Issues Chapter 2 1 Reflections on Campaign Politics, The Internet, and Ethics Chapter 3 2 Cautious Optimism about Online Politics and Citizenship Chapter 4 3 If Political Fragmentation is the Problem, Is the Internet the Solution? Part 5 II The Current State of Online Politics Chapter 6 4 Online Campaigning and the Public Interest Chapter 7 5 Election Law and the Internet Chapter 8 6 Digital Grassroots: Issue Advocacy in the Age of the Internet Part 9 III Citizen Participation and the Internet Chapter 10 7 Adding in the Net: Making Citizenship Count in the Digital Age Chapter 11 8 Civic Participation and Technology Inequality: The "Killer Application" Is Education Chapter 12 9 The Internet and an Informed Citizenry Part 13 IV The Internet, Democracy, and the Future Chapter 14 10 E-Democracy: Lessons from Minnesota Chapter 15 11 The Internet and Dreams of Democratic Renewal Chapter 16 12 The Politics of a Network World: A Speculation

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