Political Campaigning on the Web

Drawing upon a common conceptual framework of political webcampaigning the book offers theoretical reflections on Internet-based campaign politics. It provides a comparative overview on the use of the Internet as a campaigning instrument by diverse intermediary political actors. Taking the empirical findings of Internet appropriations into consideration, the book discusses the impact of political webcampaigning on (transnational) democracy and the transformation of public spheres.

Overview Chapters

  1. Frontmatter

    Seiten 1 - 4
  2. Content

    Seiten 5 - 6
  3. General Reflections on Political Campaigning on the Web

    Introduction: Political Campaigning in Changing Media Cultures - Typological and Historical Approaches

    Seiten 9 - 30
  4. The Publics Behind Political Web Campaigning. The Digital Transformation of 'Classic' Counter-Public Spheres

    Seiten 31 - 52
  5. Forms of Digital Resistance. The Internet and the Constitution of a Transnational Public Sphere

    Seiten 53 - 66
  6. Appropriation of the Web

    Characteristics and Developments of Political Party Web Campaigns in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States between 1997 and 2007

    Seiten 69 - 92
  7. Virtualized Campaigning for Europe: Towards Reinvigoration of European Public Sphere(s)?

    Seiten 93 - 120
  8. Petitioning Online. The Role of E-Petitions in Web Campaigning

    Seiten 121 - 146
  9. Internet Campaigning across Borders: The Virtual Revival of Labour Internationalism?

    Seiten 147 - 172
  10. Political Struggles within the Market Sphere - The Internet as a 'Weapon'?

    Seiten 173 - 198
  11. Organization, Mobilization, and Identity: National and Transnational Grassroots Campaigns between Face-to-Face and Computer-Mediated Communication

    Seiten 199 - 230
  12. Subsumption and Outlook

    Communication and Campaign Strategies of Intermediary Organizations - A Comparative Analysis

    Seiten 233 - 256
  13. Geert Lovink interviewed by Johanna Niesyto A Plea for More Experiments and Creativity in Political Laboratories

    Seiten 257 - 272
  14. Contributors

    Seiten 273 - 274
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27 February 2009, 274 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-1047-9
File size: 1.7 MB

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Book title
Political Campaigning on the Web
transcript Verlag
7 Farbabbildungen
Commodity Group
SOC052000 POL003000
Release date
27 February 2009
Zivilgesellschaft, Politik, Internet
Political Science, Sociology, Media Studies, Cultural Studies
Political Campaigns, Internet, Democracy, Public Sphere, Politics, Civil Society, Sociology of Media, Social Movements, Sociology

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