In the developed world, there is no longer an issue of whether the Internet affects politicsbut rather how, why, and with what consequences. With the Internet now spreading at a breathtaking rate in the developing world, the new medium is fraught with tensions, paradoxes, and contradictions. How do we make sense of these? In this major new work, Andrew Chadwick addresses such concerns, providing the first comprehensive overview of Internet politics.
Internet Politics examines the impact of new communication technologies on political parties and elections, pressure groups, social movements, local democracy, public bureaucracies, and global governance. It also analyzes persistent and controversial policy problems, including the digital divide; the governance of the Internet itself; the tensions between surveillance, privacy, and security; and the political economy of the Internet media sector. The approach is explicitly comparative, providing numerous examples from the U.S., Britain, and many other countries. Written in a clear and accessible style, this theoretically sophisticated and up-to-date text reveals the key difference the Internet makes in how we "do" politics and how we think about political life. A companion website, www.andrewchadwick.com, offers dynamic, regularly updated material to supplement the book, along with PowerPoint slides for students and instructors, data spreadsheets, and additional case studies. Featuring numerous figures, tables, and text boxes, Internet Politics is ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses in political science, international relations, and communication studies.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
Table of Contents
List of Figures, Tables, and Panels
Part One: Contexts
2. Internet Politics: Some Conceptual Tools
3. Network Logic: A Political Pre-History of the Internet
4. Access, Inclusion, and the Digital Divide
Part Two: Institutions
5. Community, Deliberation and Participation: E-Democracy
6. Interest Groups and Social Movements: E-Mobilization
7. Parties, Candidates, and Elections: E-Campaigning
8. Executives and Bureaucracies: E-Government
Part Three: Issues and Controversies
9. Constructing the "Global Information Society"
10. The Rise of Internet Governance
11. Surveillance, Privacy, and Security
12. The Political Economy of New Media
13. Conclusion: The Future of Internet Politics
Abbreviations and Acronyms