The Politics of Internet Communication [NOOK Book]

Overview

This concise book explores the wide range of topics at the intersection of politics and the Internet. Recognizing the changes in the Internet over time, Klotz provides an innovative analysis of online access, activities, advocacy, government, journalism, and social capital. The politics of the Internet is considered along with politics on the Internet. A highlight is the in-depth discussion of cyberlaw that provides an accessible framework for understanding the legal treatment of key issues such as music ...
See more details below
The Politics of Internet Communication

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$18.49
BN.com price
(Save 43%)$32.99 List Price

Overview

This concise book explores the wide range of topics at the intersection of politics and the Internet. Recognizing the changes in the Internet over time, Klotz provides an innovative analysis of online access, activities, advocacy, government, journalism, and social capital. The politics of the Internet is considered along with politics on the Internet. A highlight is the in-depth discussion of cyberlaw that provides an accessible framework for understanding the legal treatment of key issues such as music file-sharing, privacy, terrorism, spam, pornography, and domain names. Examples from the 2002 midterm elections and the early 2004 campaign fundraising success of Howard Dean add currency to the debate about the impact of the Internet on democratic politcs. The author conveys the vitality and humor of Internet politics in a way that readers will enjoy. From impassioned debate about imaginary legislation to the animal rights group PETA's lawsuit taking peta.org from 'People Eating Tasty Animals,' Klotz brings the colorful history of the Internet to life. Written from an interdisciplinary perspective, the book is infused with original longitudinal data, examples, online resources and landmark events that reveal how the Internet is enriching both public and private life.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Choice
A good resource providing insight into Internet regulation, government on the Web, and the Internet and political advocacy. Recommended.
Political Science Quarterly
As Net politickers improve in assembling support networks and bringing their collective resources—including intelligence as well as money and volunteer hours—to bear on civic institutions and processes, they may redeem Klotz's optimisim about the Internetas a "Net Gain for Democracy."
Rhetoric and Public Affairs
Robert J. Klotz's fascinating book explores the roots and growth of one of the most important tools of communication and political change in human history, the Internet.
CHOICE
A good resource providing insight into Internet regulation, government on the Web, and the Internet and political advocacy. Recommended.
Kevin G. Barnhurst
A truly comprehensive overview . . . including cases and controversies, summaries of data, trends, and histories dividing Internet politics into clear eras—all make The Politics of Internet Communication a strong textbook.
Scott Althaus
The Internet is changing how we do democracy, and The Politics of Internet Communication provides an accessible introduction to the reasons why. In bringing us up to speed on the growth, uses, and impact of Internet communication in democratic politics, Robert Klotz gives us a clear and compelling overview of important developments that will reshape politics in the twenty-first century.
Mark Joslyn
This book is a must-read for anyone who hopes to understand the role of the Internet on democratic politics. Clear, concise, and packed full of useful empirical data and historically rich detail, The Politics of Internet Communication deals with important issues currently debated by scholars and journalists. Klotz's analyses are compelling and his conclusion that the Internet acts to strengthen the relationship between citizens and leaders offers a valuable contribution to the discussion of democracy and mass communications.
Philip Seib
Robert Klotz does a fine job describing how the Internet is changing the modern world. He addresses important issues such as how the Internet is revolutionizing the news business and why we need to consider the effects and ethics of Web-based politics. Academics and general readers alike will find this to be a stimulating and useful book.
Rhetoric & Public Affairs
Robert J. Klotz's fascinating book explores the roots and growth of one of the most important tools of communication and political change in human history, the Internet.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461645160
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/19/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 280
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Robert J. Klotz is assistant professor of political science at the University of Southern Maine.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Chapter 2 Introduction
Chapter 3 1 Characteristics and Development of the Internet
Part 4 Part I Politics of Internet Access
Chapter 5 2 User Base of the Internet
Chapter 6 3 Impact of Internet Use
Chapter 7 4 Internet Access Policy
Part 8 Part II Political Advocacy on the Internet
Chapter 9 5 Cybercampaigning
Chapter 10 6 Party and Group Advocacy on the Internet
Part 11 Part III Government and Media Use of the Internet
Chapter 12 7 E-Government
Chapter 13 8 Journalism and the Internet
Part 14 Part IV Legal and Regulatory Framework
Chapter 15 9 Fundamentals of Cyberlaw
Chapter 16 10 Content Regulation
Chapter 17 11 Domain Name Law
Chapter 18 12 Piracy and Privacy in Cyberspace
Part 19 Part V Global Landscape of Internet Politics
Chapter 20 13 The Internet in Global Democracies
Chapter 21 14 Walls and Ladders in Nations Limiting Political Freedom
Chapter 22 Conclusion: Net Gain for Democracy
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)