Politics as Usual: The Cyberspace 'Revolution' / Edition 1

Politics as Usual: The Cyberspace 'Revolution' / Edition 1

by Michael Margolis, David K. Resnick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761913319

ISBN-13: 9780761913313

Pub. Date: 01/24/2000

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Examining the effects of the Internet on American politics, this book reveals its potential as a tool for empowering people to challenge existing power structures. However, the authors show how the American political system tends to normalize political activity, and thus the Internet's vast subversive potential could be lost, rendering it just another purveyor of

Overview

Examining the effects of the Internet on American politics, this book reveals its potential as a tool for empowering people to challenge existing power structures. However, the authors show how the American political system tends to normalize political activity, and thus the Internet's vast subversive potential could be lost, rendering it just another purveyor of ignored information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761913313
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/24/2000
Series:
Contemporary American Politics Series, #6
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

The Normalization of Cyberspace
Democracy in Cyberspace
A Brief History
Parties and Interest Groups
Organizing, Lobbying and Electioneering in Cyberspace
Elected Officials and Government Bureaucracy in Cyberspace
The Internet, Mass Media and Public Opinion
Doing Business on the Web
New Rules or New Taxes?
Gambling on the Internet
A Case Study in the Politics of Regulation
Criminal Activity in Cyberspace and What to Do About It
Democracy and Cyberspace
A Peek into the Future

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