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Digital politics in Western democracies : a comparative study

Author: Cristian Vaccari
Publisher: Baltimore : John Hopkins University Press, 2013.
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"Cristian Vaccari presents an analysis of seven advanced Western democracies' digital politics-US, UK, Australia, Germany, Italy, Spain, and France-from 2006 to 2010. Examining the presentation and consumption of website politics, his study not only refutes claims that the web creates homogenized American-style politics and political interaction but also empirically reveals how a nation's unique constraints and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cristian Vaccari
ISBN: 9781421411170 1421411172 9781421411187 1421411180
OCLC Number: 1026035811
Description: xvi, 283 p. ; gráf. 23 cm. :
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgments1. IntroductionPart I: Theoretical Issues and Research Questions2. Understanding Digital Politics in Western Democracies3. Parties and the Internet4. Citizens and the InternetPart II: Parties and Digital Politics5. Structure and Features of Political Websites6. Disparities in Political Websites7. Party Characteristics and Their Online Presence8. What Drives the Online Presence of Parties and Candidates?Part III: Citizens and Digital Politics9. Online Political Information in Seven Countries10. Socioeconomic Inequalities and Online Political Information11. Political Attitudes and Online Information12. Political Engagement, Mass Media Use, andOnline Information13. Correlates of Online Political Information inSeven Democracies14. ConclusionAppendixNotesReferencesIndex
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Because a key aspect of any political system is how its actors and citizens communicate, this book will be invaluable for scholars, students, and practitioners interested in political communication,  Read more...


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This is an interesting, unusual book that breaks new ground, and is indeed a very enlightening, informative one. -- Paiso Jamakar Biz India Magazine Digital Politics in Western Democracies... is rich Read more...

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