Social Media and Democracy

Social Media and Democracy This book critically investigates the complex interaction between social media and contemporary democratic politics and provides a grounded analysis of the emerging importance of Social media in civi

  • Title: Social Media and Democracy
  • Author: Brian D. Loader
  • ISBN: 9780415683708
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This book critically investigates the complex interaction between social media and contemporary democratic politics, and provides a grounded analysis of the emerging importance of Social media in civic engagement.Social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, have increasingly been adopted by politicians, political activists and social movements as a meaThis book critically investigates the complex interaction between social media and contemporary democratic politics, and provides a grounded analysis of the emerging importance of Social media in civic engagement.Social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, have increasingly been adopted by politicians, political activists and social movements as a means to engage, organize and communicate with citizens worldwide Drawing on Obama s Presidential campaign, opposition and protests in the Arab states, and the mobilization of support for campaigns against tuition fee increases and the UK Uncut demonstrations, this book presents evidence based research and analysis Renowned international scholars examine the salience of the network as a metaphor for understanding our social world, but also the centrality of the Internet in civic and political networks Whilst acknowledging the power of social media, the contributors question the claim it is a utopian tool of democracy, and suggests a cautious approach to facilitate participative democracy is necessary.Providing the most up to date analysis of social media, citizenship and democracy, Social Media and Democracy will be of strong interest to students and scholars of Political Science, Social Policy, Sociology, Communication Studies, Computing and Information and Communications Technologies.

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    1. -Collection of essays and scientific papers on politics and communication. Case studies from Italy, Australia, the United Kingdom.-Personalize forms of collective action.-Forming connections/identity groups. From expecting mothers to LGBT youth. Finding those with similar experiences + connecting, forming support groups.-Thoroughly networking political action groups so that they will leave more permanent forms of action, and not just 'awareness' or one-time events. First seen in a 2008 G20 prote [...]

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