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Handbook of digital politics, edited by Stephen Coleman (professor of political communication) and Lone Sorensen (lecturer of media and communication, University of Leeds, UK) - (e-book)

"This thoroughly revised second edition Handbook examines the latest knowledge and perspectives on digital politics. Through new content on digital populism, filter bubbles, algorithmic power, AI, non-Western digital politics, election communication regulation and right-wing alternative news media, contributors challenge the binary of cyber-optimism and cyber-pessimism and argue for a more nuanced understanding of political change. Arranged around key themes, this Handbook investigates the meaning of digital politics and analyses the impact of new technologies and platforms on politics. Chapters consider the digital reconfiguration of civic practices, political institutions and journalism. Leading scholars provide original, incisive and provocative insights into cutting-edge issues, exploring how the expansion of digital technologies, channels and styles shapes political dynamics. Providing a broad and in-depth overview of digital politics, this Handbook will be an invaluable resource for researchers, educators and students of politics, media and communication studies, journalism, technology and governance. It will also be essential reading for political practitioners, policy-makers and strategists seeking to better understand the digital world"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Contents: Introduction to the handbook of digital politics (second edition) / Stephen Coleman and Lone Sorensen -- Part I. Ways of seeing, listening to and writing about digital politics -- 1. A rhetoric of digital politics / Stephen Coleman and Lone Sorensen -- 2. De-westernizing digital politics: A global south viewpoint / Bruce Mutsvairo, Fabiola Ortiz dos Santos and Tenford Chitanana -- 3. Visual digital politics: Imag(in)ing political activities and identities online / Katy Parry -- 4. Revolution vs reaction: The role of social media in authoritarian regimes / Anna Litvinenko -- 5. Transnational and global flows of political discussion online / Yuan Zeng -- Part II. Citizenship and political talk -- 6. The internet as a civic space / Peter Dahlgren -- 7. Political filter bubbles and fragmented publics / Cristian Vaccari and Augusto Valeriani -- 8. Computational approaches to online political expression: A framework for research / Mengyu Li, Luhang Sun, Yiming Wang, Yibing Sun, Hyerin Kwon, Jiyoun Suk, JungHwan Yang and Dhavan V. Shah -- 9. Creating spaces for online deliberation / Christopher Birchall and Stephen Coleman -- 10. New frontiers in two-screen politics / Nick Anstead and Ben O'Loughlin -- 11. Gen z's civic engagement: News use, politics, and cultural engagement / Ava Francesca Battocchio, Chris Wells, Emily Vraga, Kjerstin Thorson, Stephanie Edgerly and Leticia Bode -- 12. Gen z's civic engagement: Civic skills, political expression, and identity / Ava Francesca Battocchio, Leticia Bode, Chris Wells, Emily Vraga, Kjerstin Thorson and Stephanie Edgerly -- Part III. Technology and platforms -- 13. Becoming eventful through data: The mediated construction of historic events in the age of data / Heather Ford -- 14. Algorithms, power and digital politics / Ulrike Klinger -- 15. Social media digital architectures: A platform-first approach to political communication and participation / Michael Bossetta -- 16. Artificial intelligence in politics / Leah Henrickson -- 17. Online content moderation during conflict / Giovanni De Gregorio and Nicole Stremlau -- Part IV. Contentious politics, civil and networked society -- 18. The fifth estate: A new source of democratic accountability / William H. Dutton and Elizabeth Dubois -- 19. The logic of connective action: Digital media and the personalization of contentious politics / W. Lance Bennett and Alexandra Segerberg -- 20. Media ecologies, social movements and activism / Emiliano Treré -- 21. E-petitioning and changing state-citizen engagement / Scott Wright and Ariadne Vromen -- 22. From valencia filters to #blackouttuesday: Collective action on instagram / Elena Sotelo-Prol -- 23. Post-Soviet digital democratization experiments: The promise and reality / Yuri Misnikov -- Part V. Political parties, leaders and governance -- 24. The digital performance of populism / Thomas Wellings and Lone Sorensen -- 25. Political communication about data / Brendan Lawson -- 26. Regulation of election communication / Damian Tambini -- Part VI. Journalism, apparent journalism and media institutions -- 27. Social media as resources for journalistic struggle in politically restrictive settings / Banafsheh Ranji -- 28. Fake news and digital politics / Bente Kalsnes -- 29. Right-wing alternative news media and digital politics / Kristoffer Holt -- 30. Research on the political implications of political entertainment / Michael A. Xenos -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Second edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (510 pages).
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