Handbook of Research on Politics in the Computer Age, 1st Edition

  • Ashu M.G. Solo
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  • ISBN-10: 1799803783
  • ISBN-13: 9781799803782
  • DDC: 324.70285
  • 410 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released December 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Technology and particularly the Internet have caused many changes in the realm of politics. Aspects of engineering, computer science, mathematics, or natural science can be applied to politics. Politicians and candidates use websites and social network profiles to get their message out. Revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa, and protests and riots in numerous countries, have started largely due to social networking. Mainstream media no longer has a monopoly on political commentary—anybody can set up a blog or post a video online, and political activists can network online. This pivotal reference source serves to increase the understanding of methods for politics in the computer age, the effectiveness of these methods, and tools for analyzing these methods. It includes chapters on aspects of politics with information technology, engineering, computer science, math, online campaigning and fake news, from researchers at universities and research organizations worldwide.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Human and Social Aspects of Technology (AHSAT) Book Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: The Interdisciplinary Fields of Political Engineering, Public Policy Engineering, Computational Politics, and Computational Public Policy.
2: Type-One and Interval Type-Two Fuzzy Logic for Quantitatively Defining Imprecise Linguistic Terms in Politics and Public Policy.
3: A Research Design for the Examination of Political Empowerment Through Social Media.
4: Political Campaigning by Super PACs in the Computer Age.
5: The Wisconsin Spring After Two Gubernatorial Elections.
6: Fake News, Hate Speech and Nigeria’s Struggle for Democratic Consolidation: A Conceptual Review.
7: Digital Campaigning in France, a Wide Wild Web? Emergence and Evolution of the Market and Its Players.
8: Personalization Online: Effects of Online Campaigns by Party Leaders on Images of Party Leaders Held by Voters.
9: Preaching to the Choir: Coordinating Strategic Voting on Facebook During the 2018 Hungarian Election Campaign.
10: Political Campaign Communication in the Information Age: Some Difficulties With Basic Concepts.
11: The Use of Twitter During the 2013 Protests in Brazil: Mainstream Media at Stake.
12: Can Revolutionary Media Be Made Online?.
13: #M5S (Five Star Movement) and the National Political Campaign: New Media and Old-Fashioned Trust.
14: Identifying Influential Users in Twitter Networks of the Turkish Diaspora in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany.
15: Rise and Fall of Digital Activism in Mexico From 2000-2019.
16: Intermediality and Critical Engagement in Nigerian Twitter Memes.
17: Organizing With Self-Organization? The Ramifications of the Strategic Use of Facebook in Informal Civic Activism.
18: Context, Frame, Opportunity, and Resource: Contemporary Portuguese Anti-Austerity Social Movements With a View to Social Media.
19: Anything New Under the Sun? Social Movements and Virtual Social Networks in Comparative Perspective.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.