Managing Democracy in the Digital Age

Internet Regulation, Social Media Use, and Online Civic Engagement

Editors: Schwanholz, Julia, Graham, Todd S., Stoll, Peter-Tobias (Eds.)

  • Analyzes the impact of information technologies on new forms of political communicationIllustrates the role of social media in civic engagement and protestDiscusses challenges for Internet regulation

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About this book

In light of the increased utilization of information technologies, such as social media and the ‘Internet of Things,’ this book investigates how this digital transformation process creates new challenges and opportunities for political participation, political election campaigns and political regulation of the Internet. Within the context of Western democracies and China, the contributors analyze these challenges and opportunities from three perspectives: the regulatory state, the political use of social media, and through the lens of the public sphere.

The first part of the book discusses key challenges for Internet regulation, such as data protection and censorship, while the second addresses the use of social media in political communication and political elections. In turn, the third and last part highlights various opportunities offered by digital media for online civic engagement and protest in the public sphere. Drawing on different academic fields, including political science, communication science, and journalism studies, the contributors raise a number of innovative research questions and provide fascinating theoretical and empirical insights into the topic of digital transformation.

About the authors

Dr Julia Schwanholz is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Political Science, Georg-August University, Goettingen. She completed her PhD on Parliamentary Powers within the financial market- and economic crisis in comparative perspective in 2014. Her research focus includes political systems, parliaments, digital transformation, and social media. julia.schwanholz@sowi.uni-goettingen.de

Todd Graham is a University Academic Fellow in Media and Communication at the School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds. His main research interests are the use of new media in representative democracies, the intersections between popular culture and formal politics, online election campaigns, online deliberation and political talk, and online civic engagement. T.graham@leeds.ac.uk

Peter-Tobias Stoll holds a chair for public land and international law at the Faculty of Law of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and is one of the directors of the Institute for International Law and European Law.

Buy this book

eBook £67.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: September 14, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61708-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover £86.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: September 14, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61707-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing Democracy in the Digital Age
Book Subtitle
Internet Regulation, Social Media Use, and Online Civic Engagement
Editors
  • Julia Schwanholz
  • Todd S. Graham
  • Peter-Tobias Stoll
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61708-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61708-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61707-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 247
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