Congress and the Internet

Congress and the Internet

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For advanced undergraduate/graduate courses in Congress and the Legislative Process, Introduction to U.S. Government, Public Policy, Information Technology, and Internet related classes in political science. The first text of its kind, Congress and the Internet provides a unique and comprehensive study on this important aspect of American politics. Its original research examines the profound impact of the Internet--both positive and negative--on the working of Congress from a variety of perspectives using leading scholars and practitioners with extensive experience--and a hand in implementing use of the Internet--on the Hill.show more

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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 9.4mm | 249.48g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0130996173
  • 9780130996176

About James A. Thurber

JAMES A. THURBER is Professor of government at American University and Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies. He is currently directing "Improving Campaign Conduct," a research project sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts. He is editor and coeditor of Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations, Second Edition; Remaking Congress: The Politics of Congressional Stability and Change; Campaign Warriors: Political Consultants in Elections; Crowded Airwaves: Campaign Advertising in Elections; Battle for Congress: Candidates, Consultants, and Voters; and Campaigns and Elections: American Style. COLTON C. CAMPBELL is Assistant Professor of political science at Florida International University. He is the author of Discharging Congress: Government by Commission, and coeditor of several books, including: New Majority or Old Minority? The Impact of Republicans on Congress; The Contentious Senate: Partisanship, Ideology, and the Myth of Cool Judgment; Congress Confronts the Court: The Struggle for Legitimacy and Authority in Lawmaking; Congress and the Politics of Emerging Rights; and Congress and the Politics of Foreign Policy.show more

Table of contents

Introduction: Congress Goes On-Line. 1. Campaigning Along the Information Highway, Colton C. Campbell and David A. Dulio. 2. RepresNETation: Congress and the Internet, Stephen E. Frantzich. 3. We've Come a Long Way...Maybe, U.S. Representative David Dreier. 4. Can Congress Cope with IT?: Deliberation and the Internet, Donald R. Wolfensberger. 5. The "Wired Congress": The Internet, Institutional Change, and Legislative Work, C. Lawrence Evans and Walter J. Oleszek. 6. Communication with Congress: Citizens, E-Mail, and Web Sites, Dennis W. Johnson. 7. Congress, The Presidency, Information Technology, and the Internet: Policy Entrepreneurship at Both Ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, Richard S. Conley. 8. The E-Rate Program: Paving the Dirt Road to the Information Superhighway, Jeff Gill and David Conklin. 9. The Internet, Congress, and Educational Outreach, Graeme Browning. Afterward: Congress and the Internet: Looking Back and Looking Forward, Chris Casey. Index. Tables. Figures.show more

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"There is little question that the Internet is having a tremendous impact on Congress and representative democracy in general, so this volume will be a timely contributor to our important national debate over this subject. The book can be used in courses on Congress, media, and technology" -- Darrell West, Brown University "This is ... an incredible volume. It has an outstanding set of authors and some very interesting topics." -- Kelly Patterson, Brigham Young University "... There is a market waiting for this book: graduate and undergraduate students in my courses on Congress have expressed interest in the topic of Congress and the Internet and frustration at the lack of sources! The editors are highly reputable Congress scholars, and I like the fact that they have gathered a group of authors with lots of Hill experience as well as academic training/experience. It looks to be a book of interest, and accessible, to nonacademic as well as academic audiences. " -- Christine Day, University of New Orleansshow more

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