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Transforming Politics and Policy in the Digital Age

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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

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
  7. Section 1: Digital Divide and Equality of Access
    1. Chapter 1: Sense of Community
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SHARING SPACE AND TIME ON THE WEB
      5. LOOKING GOOD: THE ROLE OF BEAUTY IN WEB COMMUNITIES
      6. MOTIVES AND RELEVANCE OF ONLINE FRIENDSHIPS
      7. IMPLICATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: We Don't Do Politics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS
      6. IMPLICATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Net Neutrality
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FROM A SEEMINGLY TECHNICAL ISSUE TO A POLITICAL CONCEPT
      5. AN ISSUE OF GOVERNANCE
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 4: Microeconomics of Education and the Effect of Government Intervention
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. A BRIEF HISTORY OF UK AND DEVOLVED GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION IN EDUCATION MARKETS
      5. A REVIEW OF THE MICROECONOMIC MODELS IN EDUCATION MARKETS
      6. BRIDGING THE GAP: THE ROLE OF CLASSROOM 2.0 FOR MARKET-DRIVEN EDUCATION
      7. IMPLICATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  8. Section 2: International, National, and Regional Issues
    1. Chapter 5: Using the Internet to Make Local Music More Available to the South Wales Community
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE ISSUES AFFECTING THE PROVISION OF MUSIC SHARING SERVICES IN WALES AND BEYOND
      5. LESSONS FOR DESIGNING ADAPTIVE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS FOR SOCIAL MOBILITY
      6. IMPLICATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 6: Internet
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. APPROPRIATING THE INTERNET
      5. GOVERNING THE INTERNET
      6. USING THE INTERNET FOR DEMOCRATIC PURPOSES
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTES
      13. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 7: Whose Voice is Heard? West Bank News Framing in Israeli Mainstream and Alternative News Websites
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS
      6. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 8: The Pit Head Baths are Now an Internet Café
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CHANGING AUDIENCES AND DISCOURSES AMONG WOMEN
      4. CONSIDERING THE ROLE OF GENRE AND CHARACTER IN THE DIGITAL AGE
      5. A LONGITUDINAL CASE STUDY INTO THREE WOMEN MEDIA USERS LIVING IN WALES
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Section 3: Media, Culture, and Communication
    1. Chapter 9: Exploring the Concept of the “Social Media Campaign”
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RISE OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN
      5. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 10: Can Digital Technologies Threaten Democracy by Creating Information Cocoons?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC POLICIES
      5. ATTENTION: INFORMATION CLOSURE!
      6. ACCOUNTING FOR INFORMATION CLOSURE
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 11: Trolling for the Lulz?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF TROLLING IN DIFFERENT GENRES OF WEB-BASED COMMUNITY
      5. TOWARDS A TROLLING MAGNITUDE SCALE FOR UNDERSTANDING INTERNET TROLLING
      6. IMPLICATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 4: E-Government, E-Voting, and E-Democracy
    1. Chapter 12: Internet Voting
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE RIGHT QUESTION
      5. DEPLOYMENT OF INTERNET VOTING
      6. WHAT FUTURE FOR ONLINE ELECTIONS?
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 13: What Does E- add to Democracy?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. WHAT IS NEW AND WHAT IS NOT?
      5. HOW HAS THE TRANSFORMATION HIT THE POLITICAL REALM?
      6. WHERE LIES THE REVOLUTIONARY THRUST?
      7. IMPLICATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 14: Blackout in the Name of Sunshine
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      8. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 15: Who Cares for Identity Information in Government 2.0?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1 INTRODUCTION
      3. 2 FINDINGS
      4. 3 DISCUSSION
      5. 4 IMPLICATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. 5 CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
  11. Related References
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors