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Public Administration and Information Technology

Sub-National Democracy and Politics Through Social Media

Editors: Sobaci, Mehmet Zahid, Hatipoğlu, İbrahim (Eds.)

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  • Evaluates the use of social media tools for democracy and politics at the sub-national level from theoretical and practical perspectives
  • Presents comparative, global case studies from countries with different political traditions, administrative structures, and socioeconomic levels
  • Fills a void in the study of social media in politics by focusing on its implementation in small, local government rather than on a national scale
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This book analyzes the impact of social media on democracy and politics at the sub-national level in developed and developing countries. Over the last decade or so, social media has transformed politics. Offering political actors opportunities to organize, mobilize, and connect with constituents, voters, and supporters, social media has become an important tool in global politics as well as a force for democracy. Most of the available research literature focuses on the impact of social media at the national level; this book fills that gap by analyzing the political uses of social media at the sub-national level.

The book is divided into two parts. Part One, “Social Media for Democracy” includes chapters that analyze potential contributions of social media tools to the realizing of basic values of democracy,  such as public engagement, transparency, accountability, participation and collaboration at the sub-national level. Part Two,  “Social Media in Politics”  focuses on the use of social media tools by political actors in political processes and activities (online campaigns, protests etc.) at the local, regional and state government levels during election and non-election periods. Combining theoretical and empirical analysis, each chapter provides evaluations of overarching issues, questions, and problems as well as real-world experiences with social media, politics, and democracy in a diverse sample of municipalities. This volume will be of use to graduate students, academicians, and researchers, in several disciplines and fields, such as public administration, political science, ICT, sociology, communication studies and public policy as well as politicians and practitioners.  

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Measuring Social Media Diffusion in Local Governments from a Longitudinal Perspective: Adoption, Barriers, and Perceptions

    Pages 3-27

    Ignacio Criado, J. (et al.)

  • The Post-Adoption Behaviors of Government Social Media in China

    Pages 29-45

    Ma, Liang

  • Challenges of Digital Politics at the Subnational Level in Sweden: Descriptions and Explanations of Social Media Usage

    Pages 47-62

    Lidén, Gustav

  • Attack, Interact, and Mobilize: Twitter Communication Strategies of Greek Mayors and their Effects on Users’ Engagement

    Pages 65-89

    Triantafillidou, Amalia (et al.)

  • The Effect of Post Type and Post Category on Citizen Interaction Level on Facebook: The Case of Metropolitan and Provincial Municipalities in the Marmara Region of Turkey

    Pages 91-105

    Sobacı, Mehmet Zahid (et al.)

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Hardcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sub-National Democracy and Politics Through Social Media
Editors
  • Mehmet Zahid Sobaci
  • İbrahim Hatipoğlu
Series Title
Public Administration and Information Technology
Series Volume
29
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73386-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73386-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73385-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10367-5
Series ISSN
2512-1812
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 222
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