Electronic Democracy: Using the Internet to Transform American Politics [NOOK Book]

Overview


With a special focus on recent elections, this resource explains the social relevance of online democracy through various case studies. Among the topics explored are the emergence of online voting; how the Internet has drawn youth back into politics and the reinvention of political action; online privacy and how it will affect Internet politics; the common mistakes of Net activists and how to avoid them; and propaganda, hacking, and the dark side of online politics. Also addressed is how the Gore Democrats ...
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Electronic Democracy: Using the Internet to Transform American Politics

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Overview


With a special focus on recent elections, this resource explains the social relevance of online democracy through various case studies. Among the topics explored are the emergence of online voting; how the Internet has drawn youth back into politics and the reinvention of political action; online privacy and how it will affect Internet politics; the common mistakes of Net activists and how to avoid them; and propaganda, hacking, and the dark side of online politics. Also addressed is how the Gore Democrats and the Bush Republicans pushed the Internet envelope during the presidential campaign.
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“By harnessing the power of the Internet to inform, organize, and advocate, Americans can use technology to broaden and deepen their role in our representative democracy. Combining political savvy with computer know-how, Graeme Browning shows us how.” —Bill Bradley
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937290603
  • Publisher: Information Today, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Graeme Browning is editorial director of the Internet Policy Institute and has been a reporter for National Journal, the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, United Press International, and the Chicago Sun-Times. She lives in Washington, DC.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Ch. 1 Birth of an Electronic Nation 1
Ch. 2 Smoke-Filled Rooms in Cyberspace 15
Ch. 3 Handing Out Electronic Fliers 33
Ch. 4 Pressing the Virtual Flesh 55
Ch. 5 The Dark Side of a New World 77
Ch. 6 Voting Booths for the Millennium 91
Ch. 7 Campaign Resources 105
Ch. 8 The Virtual Campaign Trail 131
Ch. 9 Election 2000 ... and Counting 149
Ch. 10 On the Horizon 169
About the Author 177
Index 179
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