Advances in information and communication technology (ICT) have directly impacted the way in which politics operates today. Bringing together research on Europe, the US, South America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, this book examines the relationship between ICT and politics in a global perspective.
Technological innovations such as big data, data mining, sentiment analysis, cognitive computing, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, social media and blockchain technology are reshaping the way ICT intersects with politics and in this collection contributors examine these developments, demonstrating their impact on the political landscape. Chapters examine topics such as cyberwarfare and propaganda, post-Soviet space, Snowden, US national security, e-government, GDPR, democratization in Africa and internet freedom.
Providing an overview of new research on the emerging relationship between the promise and potential inherent in ICT and its impact on politics, this edited collection will prove an invaluable text for students, researchers and practitioners working in the fields of Politics, International Relations and Computer Science.
About the Author
Anna Visvizi is Associate Professor at Deree College - The American College of Greece and Visiting Researcher at Effat University, Saudi Arabia. Her research focuses on the intersection of politics, economics and ICT.
Miltiadis D. Lytras is Research Professor at Deree College - The American College of Greece and Visiting Researcher at Effat University, Saudi Arabia. His work focuses on bringing together advances in ICT and knowledge management to advance socio-economic sustainability and citizens' wellbeing.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction- Politics & ICT: mechanisms, dynamics, implications; Anna Visvizi, Miltiadis Lytras
Chapter 2. From the Freedom of the Press to the Freedom of the Internet: A New Public Sphere in the Making? Cláudia Toriz Ramos
Chapter 3. Diffusion patterns of political content over social networks; Marçal Mora-Cantallops, Zhengqi Yan and Salvador Sánchez-Alonso
Chapter 4. Contemporary politics and society: social media and public engagement in Belarus; Victor Shadurski, Galina Malishevskaya
Chapter 5. Modeling Public Mood and Emotion: Blog and News Sentiment and Politico-Economic Phenomena; Mu-Yen Chen, Min-Hsuan Fan, Ting-Hsuan Chen, Ren-Pao Heish
Chapter 6. Political Campaigns, Social Media & Analytics: the case of the GDPR; Nick Dimisianos
Chapter 7. Assessing Compliance of Open Data in Politics with European Data Protection Regulation; Francesco Ciclosi, Paolo Ceravolo, Ernesto Damiani, Donato De Ieso
Chapter 8. ICT, politics and cyber intelligence: revisiting the case of Snowden; Emanuel Boussios
Chapter 9. Government Surveillance, National Security, and the American Rights: Using Sentiment Analysis to Extract Citizen Opinions; Lily Popova Zhuhadar, Mark Ciampa
Chapter 10. Information security risks in the context of Russian propaganda in the CEE; Aleksandra Kuczyńska-Zonik, Agata Tatarenko
Chapter 11. The ICT and its uses: fighting corruption and promoting participatory democracy: the case of Romania; Cristina Matiuta
Chapter 12. Virtual Currencies in modern societies: challenges and opportunities; Higinio Mora, Francisco A. Pujol López, Julio César Mendoza Tello, Mario R. Morales
Chapter 13. Digital Diplomacy in Practice: A Case Study of the Western Balkan Countries; Gorazd Justinek, Sabina Carli, Ingrid Omahna
Chapter 14. Social media and the Brazilian politics: a close look at the different perspectives and "The Brazil I Want" initiative; Cleber Pinelli Teixeira, Jônatas Castro dos Santos, Reisla D’Almeida Rodrigues, Sean Wolfgand Matsui Siqueira, Renata Araujo
Chapter 15. Evaluation of the national Open Government Data (OGD) portal of Saudi Arabia; Saxena Stuti
Chapter 16. E-Government Strategy and Its Impact on Economic and Social Development in Saudi Arabia; Husseain Alhashimi
Chapter 17. Romancing Top Management: The Politics of Top Management Support in Large Information System Projects; Gloria H.W. Liu, Cecil E.H Chua
Chapter 18. International trade on the ICT market; Katarzyna Żukrowska
Chapter 19. Conclusion- ICT and politics: looking ahead; Anna Visvizi, Miltiadis Lytras