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Electronic Democracy : Using the Internet to Transform American Politics.

Author: Graeme Browning
Publisher: Chicago : Information Today, Inc., 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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With a special focus on recent elections, this resource explains the social relevance of online democracy through various case studies. Among the topics explored are the emergence of online voting; how the Internet has drawn youth back into politics and the reinvention of political action; online privacy and how it will affect Internet politics; the common mistakes of Net activists and how to avoid them; and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Browning, Graeme.
Electronic Democracy : Using the Internet to Transform American Politics.
Chicago : Information Today, Inc., ©2001
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Graeme Browning
ISBN: 9781937290597 193729059X 9781937290603 1937290603
OCLC Number: 821177360
Description: 1 online resource (209 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Copyright --
Dedication --
Table of Contents --
Foreword by Adam Clayton Powell III --
Chapter 1: Birth of an Electronic Nation --
The Internet and Grassroots Organizing --
Congress on the Internet --
Looking Ahead --
Chapter 2: Smoke-Filled Rooms in Cyberspace --
Putting the California Legislature Online --
Recalling Roberti --
How to "De-Foley-ate" Congress --
Defeating a "Gag Rule on the Grass Roots" --
Winning a Senate Seat in Oregon --
Chapter 3: Handing Out Electronic Fliers --
Securing a "Right To Know" --
A Database Named EDGAR --
Sign on the Blinking Line Give Users Things to Do on Your Site --
The Internet and Practical Politics --
Chapter 5: The Dark Side of a New World --
The Digital Divide and "Digital Equity" --
Privacy --
Propaganda --
Chapter 6: Voting Booths for the Millennium --
The History of Online Voting --
Online Fundraising --
Political Polling Online --
Online Voter Registration --
Chapter 7: Campaign Resources --
Political Web Sites --
Web Sites by Focus --
Advocacy Organizations --
City and County --
Congress --
Documents --
Federal Government --
Cabinet Departments --
Other Major Independent and Regulatory Agencies Making the Online Medium Work for Voters --
Chapter 4: Pressing the Virtual Flesh --
E-mail to Congress: An Electronic "Dead Letter" Box --
Action Alerts --
Electronic Petitions --
Eight Tips for Grassroots Organizing Online --
Get Your Facts Straight --
Plan Before You Post --
Research, Research, Research! --
Don't Flame --
Make Sure Your Message Arrives --
Track Your Progress --
Don't Overdo It --
Don't Lose Touch with Reality --
Smart Web Site Tactics --
Campaign Strategy --
User Focus --
Content, Content, Content --
Always Keep Your Site Updated --
Be Sure to Register Your Site Other Key Federal Government Sites and Databases --
General Political Information --
Media --
Television and Radio --
Newspapers --
Online Press --
Magazines --
Political Parties --
Democrats --
Republicans --
Third Parties --
States --
Think Tanks --
Electronic Mailing Lists --
Chapter 8: The Virtual Campaign Trail --
The 1996 Campaign Online --
Grassroots Organizing in 1996 --
Listening to Congress --
Candidates on the Web --
Online Users and Losers in 1996 --
What Worked, What Didn't, and Why --
The Internet and National Politics in the 1996 Campaigns --
The 1998 Campaign Online The Good News: More, More, More --
A Dearth of Dialogue --
Along Comes Jesse --
Chapter 9: Election 2000 . . . and Counting --
It's the Technology, Stupid! --
Did the Internet Really Matter This Time? --
Fundraising Scored Big --
Organizing at Cyberspeed --
Trade-Offs Online --
E-Mail Lists Erode Privacy... --
... While the Candidates and the Voters Yawn --
Chapter 10: On the Horizon --
"The Internet in Everything" --
Living on Internet Time --
Will the Internet Be "As Big As TV?" --
"Generation Next" and the Coming of the Internet Age --
About the Author --
Index

Abstract:

With a special focus on recent elections, this resource explains the social relevance of online democracy through various case studies. Among the topics explored are the emergence of online voting; how the Internet has drawn youth back into politics and the reinvention of political action; online privacy and how it will affect Internet politics; the common mistakes of Net activists and how to avoid them; and propaganda, hacking, and the dark side of online politics. Also addressed is how the Gore Democrats and the Bush Republicans pushed the Internet envelope during the presidential campaign.

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