Political Parties and the Internet: Net Gain? / Edition 1

Political Parties and the Internet: Net Gain? / Edition 1

by R. K. Gibson
     
 

Can the Internet help to re-engage the public in politics? How are political parties using the Internet as a communication tool? Has politics changed in the information age?

This book provides an assessment of how political parties are adapting to the rise of new information and communication technologies and what the consequences will be. It includes case

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Can the Internet help to re-engage the public in politics? How are political parties using the Internet as a communication tool? Has politics changed in the information age?

This book provides an assessment of how political parties are adapting to the rise of new information and communication technologies and what the consequences will be. It includes case studies of the US, the UK, Australia, Korea, Mexico, France, Romania and the Mediterranean region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415282741
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/22/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

1. Parties and the Internet: An overview 2. Political Parties and Democracy in the Information Age 3. Major Parties Dominate, Minor Parties Struggle: US elections and the Internet 4. South European Parties and Party Systems and the New ICTs 5. A Marriage Made in Cyberspace?: Political marketing and UK party websites 6. Moving Towards an Evolution in Political Mediation?: French political parties and the new ICTs 7. Letting the Daylight In?: Australian parties use of the WWW at the state and territory level 8. The Democratising Potential of Internet and Political Parties in Romania 9. Democratisation, parties and the Net: Mexico - model or aberration? 10. Online Groups and Offline Parties?: Korean politics and the Internet 11. Extremism on the Net: The extreme right and the value of the Internet conclusions: The net change

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