Internet Politics States, Citizens, and New Communication Technologies

ISBN-10: 0195177738

ISBN-13: 9780195177732

Edition: 2006

Authors: Andrew Chadwick

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In the developed world, there is no longer an issue of whether the Internet affects politics--but 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.
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Book details

List price: $62.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/23/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Preface
List of Figures, Tables, and Panels
Introduction
Contexts
Internet Politics: Some Conceptual Tools
Network Logic: A Political Pre-History of the Internet
Access, Inclusion, and the Digital Divide
Institutions
Community, Deliberation and Participation: E-Democracy
Interest Groups and Social Movements: E-Mobilization
Parties, Candidates, and Elections: E-Campaigning
Executives and Bureaucracies: E-Government
Issues and Controversies
Constructing the ""Global Information Society""
The Rise of Internet Governance
Surveillance, Privacy, and Security
The Political Economy of New Media
Conclusion: The Future of Internet Politics
Glossary
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Bibliography
Index
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