Transforming Politics and Policy in the Digital Age, 1st Edition

  • Jonathan Bishop
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  • ISBN-10: 1466660392
  • ISBN-13: 9781466660397
  • DDC: 303.48
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 323 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Digital technology and the Internet have greatly affected the political realm in recent years, allowing citizens greater input and interaction in government processes. The mainstream media no longer holds all the power in political commentary. Transforming Politics and Policy in the Digital Age provides an updated assessment of the implications of technology for society and the realm of politics. The book covers issues presented by the technological changes on policy making and offers a wide array of perspectives. This publication will appeal to researchers, politicians, policy analysts, and academics working in e-government and politics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Public Policy and Administration (APPA) Book Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Digital Divide and Equality of Access.
2: Sense of Community: Perceptions of Individual and Group Members of Online Communities.
3: We Don't Do Politics: An Analysis and Discussion of Information Seeking Behaviour Research in Relation to the Net Generation.
4: Net Neutrality: An Issue of Democracy.
5: Microeconomics of Education and the Effect of Government Intervention: The Role of Classroom 2.0 in Facilitating the UK Government's Schools Policies.
6: International, National, and Regional Issues.
7: Using the Internet to Make Local Music More Available to the South Wales Community.
8: Internet: A Political Issue for Europe (1970s – 2010s).
9: Whose Voice is Heard? West Bank News Framing in Israeli Mainstream and Alternative News Websites: Ni'lin 2008 as a Case Study.
10: The Pit Head Baths are Now an Internet Café: The Role of Technology in Transforming Audience, Institutions, and Power Structures among Women in Wales.
11: Media, Culture, and Communication.
12: Exploring the Concept of the “Social Media Campaign”.
13: Can Digital Technologies Threaten Democracy by Creating Information Cocoons?.
14: Trolling for the Lulz? Using Media Theory to Understand Transgressive Humour and Other Internet Trolling in Online Communities.
15: E-Government, E-Voting, and E-Democracy.
16: Internet Voting: Situation, Questions, and Trends.
17: What Does E— add to Democracy? Designing an Agenda for Democracy Theory in the Information Age.
18: Blackout in the Name of Sunshine: When Open Government Law Stifles Civic Social Media.
19: Who Cares for Identity Information in Government 2.0? An Empirical Study.
Related References.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.