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Rebooting American politics : the Internet revolution

Author: Jason Gainous; Kevin M Wagner
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2011.
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"Going beyond theory and guess-based forecasts, this book systematically explores and measures the implications of the growing use of the Internet in the American political landscape. The authors show that the Internet changes the way voters process information and explain how the use of the Internet is causing a marked shift not just in who votes but in who wins. Breaking away from conjecture, the book demonstrates  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Gainous; Kevin M Wagner
ISBN: 9781442210493 1442210494 9781442210509 1442210508 9781442210516 1442210516
OCLC Number: 693814715
Description: xi, 221 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Evolution, revolution and the internet --
2. A descriptive summary of the measurement and story --
3. The digital political public : information gathering, political knowledge, and the digital divide --
4. Balloting online : voting and the internet --
5. Bowling online : the internet and the new social capital --
6. The internet : two one-sided information flows? --
7. Click and donate : the return of the small donor to campaigns --
8. Is anyone listening? : the online campaign --
9. Evolution, revolution and the internet revisited.
Responsibility: Jason Gainous and Kevin M. Wagner.

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"Going beyond theory and guess-based forecasts, this book systematically explores and measures the implications of the growing use of the Internet in the American political landscape. The authors show that the Internet changes the way voters process information and explain how the use of the Internet is causing a marked shift not just in who votes but in who wins. Breaking away from conjecture, the book demonstrates how the new digital world is changing the very heart of American politics."--Publisher description.

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