Making a Difference: A Comparative View of the Role of the Internet in Election Politics [NOOK Book]

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This book is a cross-national analysis of the role of the internet in national electoral campaigns. It covers an array of electoral and party systems throughout the globe from parliamentary to presidential, party-based to candidate-oriented, multi-party to two-party, and stable party system to dynamic party system. It takes a look at three groups of nations with varying levels of Internet access_those where internet usage is common across demographic groups, those where usage has reached significant levels but ...
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Making a Difference: A Comparative View of the Role of the Internet in Election Politics

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Overview

This book is a cross-national analysis of the role of the internet in national electoral campaigns. It covers an array of electoral and party systems throughout the globe from parliamentary to presidential, party-based to candidate-oriented, multi-party to two-party, and stable party system to dynamic party system. It takes a look at three groups of nations with varying levels of Internet access_those where internet usage is common across demographic groups, those where usage has reached significant levels but not widespread penetration, and those where internet access is still limited to a small elite. Each chapter is a study of a particular nation, focusing on its electoral and party systems, the accessibility of the Internet to the population, the nature of candidate/party usage, and the effects of the internet on the conduct of campaigns. By reviewing the findings from these studies, Making a Difference draws conclusions about exactly how the internet influences electoral politics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461633754
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 3/13/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 316
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Davis is professor of political science at Brigham Young University. Diana Owen is associate professor of political science and director of American studies at Georgetown University. David Taras is professor of political science at the University of Calgary. Stephen Ward is a senior lecturer in politics at the European Studies Research Institute, University of Salford, England.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Introduction
Chapter 3 1 Chile: Promoting the Personal Connection—The Internet and Presidential Election Campaigns
Chapter 4 2 Australia: Potential Unfulfilled? The 2004 Election Online
Chapter 6 3 Singapore: Elections and Internet—Online Activism and Offlince Quiescence
Chapter 7 4 Indonesia: Electoral Politics and the Internet
Chapter 8 5 United States: Internet and Elections
Chapter 9 6 Canada
Chapter 10 7 United Kingdom
Chapter 11 8 Spain
Chapter 12 9 Belgium
Chapter 13 10 Netherlands
Chapter 14 11 Italy
Chapter 15 12 Germany
Chapter 16 Conclusion
Chapter 17 Bibliography
Chapter 18 Contributors
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