The Web of Politics

The Web of Politics : The Internet's Impact on the American Political System

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Is the Internet destined to upset traditional political power in the United States? This book answers with an emphatic "no." Author Richard Davis shows how current political players including candidates, public officials, and the media are adapting to the Internet and assuring that this new medium benefits them in their struggle for power. In doing so he examines the current function of the Internet in democratic politics - educating citizens, conducting electoral campaigns, gauging public opinion and achieving policy resolution - and the roles of current political actors in those functions.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 142.24 x 210.82 x 22.86mm | 408.23g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195114841
  • 9780195114843

Table of contents

Introduction: Enter the Internet; Communications Technology and Democracy; Surfing for News; Electronic Lobbying; The Virtual Campaign; www.gov; The Virtual Public; The Internet as Participatory Forum.show more

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"A well-researched and finely detailed account of virtual politics today."--W. Lance Bennett, University of Washington "A well-researched and finely detailed account of virtual politics today."--W. Lance Bennett, University of Washington "A well-researched and finely detailed account of virtual politics today."--W. Lance Bennett, University of Washington "A well-researched and finely detailed account of virtual politics today."--W. Lance Bennett, University of Washingtonshow more