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The politics of the internet has entered the social science mainstream. From debates about its impact on parties and election campaigns following momentous presidential contests in the United States, to concerns over international security, privacy and surveillance in the post-9/11, post-7/7 environment; from the rise of blogging as a threat to the traditional model of journalism, to controversies at the international level over how and if the internet should be governed by an entity such as the United Nations; from the new repertoires of collective action open to citizens, to the massive programs of public management reform taking place in the name of e-government, internet politics and policy are continually in the headlines. The Routledge Handbook of Internet Politics is a collection of over thirty chapters dealing with the most significant scholarly debates in this rapidly growing field of study. Organized in four broad sections: Institutions, Behavior, Identities, and Law and Policy, the Handbook summarizes and criticizes contemporary debates while pointing out new departures. A comprehensive set of resources, it provides linkages to established theories of media and politics, political communication, governance, deliberative democracy and social movements, all within an interdisciplinary context. The contributors form a strong international cast of established and junior scholars. This is the first publication of its kind in this field; a helpful companion to students and scholars of politics, international relations, communication studies and sociology.
Providing an overview of Internet politics, this work examines the impact of communication technologies on political parties and elections, pressure groups, social movements, public bureaucracies, and global governance.
This volume explores the nature of the Internet's impact on civil society, addressing the following central questions: is the Internet qualitatively different from the more traditional forms of the media? has the Internet demonstrated real potential to improve civil society through a wider provision of information, an enhancement of communication between government and citizen, or via better state transparency? does the Internet pose a threat to the coherence of civil society as people are encouraged to abandon shared media experiences and pursue narrow interests? in authoritarian states, does the Internet function as a beacon for free speech or as another tool for propaganda?
The ways in which the Internet is managed and controlled - often labeled as Internet Governance - are usually considered as standing on four main pillars : Technology, Market Laws, State Regulation and Uses. Nevertheless, its specific features, the consequences of the plurality of norms it involves and of the decision-making processes it entails are rarely addressed in a comprehensive analysis. This book explores the Internet's functioning both as a practical-intellectuel experience and a political challenge. By means of several case studies, it proposes a substantial and reflexive treatment of multileveled, formal or informal Internet Politics. The book's overall endeavor is to outline an understanding of what is - or may be - a "digital common good". The authors are members of a European academic team gathered by the Vox Internet research program's meetings. They adopt a multi-disciplinary approach, embedding technological innovation in the field of social sciences (communication studies, sociology, law, political science and philosophy).
This book explores digital media produced from the favelas, urban occupations, and in the countryside of Brazil. It looks as the ways that members of the marginalized social periphery are able to use new media to vocalize historical demands for social justice and better public services, and to denaturalize inequality overall.
The writing displayed in this book represents nothing more than the thoughts of mine and mine alone on various topics. With the following views in this book, you will find yourself in one of a couple places. Exact same, similar to, or flat out opposed the view points and opinions in this book. It is a book of relativity. Topics ranging from the what is success, fear, perception, and love are all covered in this book. View points and opinions are live. And this is symbolic by the flames you see on the cover. The format of writing in this book is exactly like philosophy in general. It's unorthodox, but interesting.

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