The Web of Politics: The Internet's Impact on the American Political System / Edition 1

The Web of Politics: The Internet's Impact on the American Political System / Edition 1

by Richard Davis
     
 

ISBN-10: 019511485X

ISBN-13: 9780195114850

Pub. Date: 03/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Is the Internet destined to upset traditional political power in the United States? This book answers with an emphatic "no." Author Richard Davis shows how current political players including candidates, public officials, and the media are adapting to the Internet and assuring that this new medium benefits them in their struggle for power. In doing so he

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Is the Internet destined to upset traditional political power in the United States? This book answers with an emphatic "no." Author Richard Davis shows how current political players including candidates, public officials, and the media are adapting to the Internet and assuring that this new medium benefits them in their struggle for power. In doing so he examines the current function of the Internet in democratic politics—educating citizens, conducting electoral campaigns, gauging public opinion, and achieving policy resolution— and the roles of current political actors in those functions. Davis's unconventional prediction concerning the Internet's impact on American politics warrants a closer look by anyone interested in learning how this new communication medium will affect us politically.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195114850
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction: Enter the Internet3
1Communications Technology and Democracy9
2Surfing for News40
3Electronic Lobbying62
4The Virtual Campaign85
5www.gov121
6The Virtual Public149
7The Internet as Participatory Forum168
Methodology187
Notes197
Index219

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