Studies in Public Choice

The Internet and Democracy in Global Perspective

Voters, Candidates, Parties, and Social Movements

Editors: Grofman, Bernard, Trechsel, Alexander H., Franklin, Mark (Eds.)

  • Addresses the timely topic of the Internet and social media in elections and democracy
  • Features contributions from the world's leading experts
  • Includes case studies from around the world
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About this book

This volume provides an important update to our current understanding of politics and the internet in a variety of new contexts, both geographically and institutionally. The subject of e-democracy has morphed over the years from speculative and optimistic accounts of a future heightened direct citizen involvement in political decision-making and an increasingly withered state apparatus, to more prosaic investigations of party and governmental website content and micro level analyses of voters’ online activities. Rather than levelling the communications and participation playing field, most studies concluded that existing patterns of bias and power distribution were being repeated online, with the one exception of a genuine change in the potential for protest and e-activism. Across all of these accounts, the question remains whether the internet is a levelling communication tool that elevates the profile of marginalised players in the political system, or whether it is a medium that simply reinforces existing power and participatory biases. While employing case studies from various global perspectives, this book investigates the role of digital media and competitive advantage, campaigns and the effect of social media, online communication as way of fomenting nonviolent revolutions and the undeniable and important role of the internet on democracy around the world.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Gibson, Rachel

    Pages 1-5

  • Internet Voting in a Local Election in Canada

    Goodman, Nicole J.

    Pages 7-24

  • Indirect Campaigning: Past, Present and Future of Voting Advice Applications

    Garzia, Diego (et al.)

    Pages 25-41

  • Digital Media and the 2010 National Elections in Brazil

    Gilmore, Jason (et al.)

    Pages 43-55

  • Campaigns and Social Media Communications: A Look at Digital Campaigning in the 2010 U.K. General Election

    Jensen, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 57-81

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  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38030-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Internet and Democracy in Global Perspective
Book Subtitle
Voters, Candidates, Parties, and Social Movements
Editors
  • Bernard Grofman
  • Alexander H. Trechsel
  • Mark Franklin
Series Title
Studies in Public Choice
Series Volume
31
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04352-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04352-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04351-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38030-8
Series ISSN
0924-4700
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 148
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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