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Public Administration and Information Technology

Social Media in Politics

Case Studies on the Political Power of Social Media

Editors: Pătruţ, Bogdan, Pătruţ, Monica (Eds.)

  • Analyses examples of the use of social media at three level of elections: local, general and presidential
  • Presents various case studies from all around the world
  • Studies current events in the politic international arena
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About this book

This volume sets out to analyse the relation between social media and politics by investigating the power of the internet and more specifically social media, in the political and social discourse. The volume collects original research on the use of social media in political campaigns, electoral marketing, riots and social revolutions, presenting a range of case studies from across the world as well as theoretical and methodological contributions. Examples that explore the use of social media in electoral campaigns include, for instance, studies on the use of Face book in the 2012 US presidential campaign and in the 2011 Turkish general elections. The final section of the book debates the usage of Twitter and other Web 2.0 tools in mobilizing people for riots and revolutions, presenting and analysing recent events in Istanbul and Egypt, among others.

About the authors

Dr. Bogdan Pătruţ is an associate professor of computer science at "Vasile Alecsandri" University of Bacău, Romania. His domains of interest/research are computer science applied to social and political sciences and multi-agent systems applied to accounting education. He is also interested in social media challenges in the new academic environment. He published or edited more than 25 books on programming, algorithms, artificial intelligence, interactive education, and social media. He is also a software developer in EduSoft Ltd., where he developed a software for analyzing political speeches using graph theory, Political Analyst.

Dr. Monica Pătrut is senior lecturer of political science at "Vasile Alecsandri" University of Bacău, Romania. Her domains of research are political communication, political marketing and social media in politics and education. She published several academic books on applying information technology in educational, social and political topics. In addition, she wrote papers published in international journals (Public Relations Review, Journal of Media Research, Sfera Politicii) or presented at international conferences on political sciences.

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From the book reviews:

“Divided into three sections, ‘The Political Power of Social Media,’‘Using Social Media in Electoral Marketing,’ and ‘Social Media in Mobilizing People for Riots and Revolutions,’ the international case studies will be interesting to political and social scientists, as well as students of the social aspects of information technology (IT).” (Brad Reid, Computing Reviews, August, 2014)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Internet Politics Beyond the Digital Divide

    Calderaro, Andrea

    Pages 3-17

  • On the Web and Contemporary Social Movements

    Romero, Leocadia Díaz

    Pages 19-33

  • Social Media and Social Movements Around the World

    Rosa, Amaro

    Pages 35-47

  • Graph Theory Algorithms for Analysing Political Blogs

    Pătruţ, Bogdan (et al.)

    Pages 49-62

  • The Use of Twitter In 2013 Italian Political Election

    Fraia, Guido (et al.)

    Pages 63-77

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04666-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04665-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35579-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Media in Politics
Book Subtitle
Case Studies on the Political Power of Social Media
Editors
  • Bogdan Pătruţ
  • Monica Pătruţ
Series Title
Public Administration and Information Technology
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04666-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04666-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04665-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35579-5
Series ISSN
2512-1812
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 382
Number of Illustrations and Tables
69 b/w illustrations
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