[Air-L] The Internet & Politics: Key Readings

Jankowski nickjan at xs4all.nl
Sun Jul 26 01:37:24 PDT 2009


Steven's suggested thematic divisions for your multiple volume set on 
Internet & Politics seem valuable to me, but I would add a fourth 
category: Methodological Innovations in Research. Considerable 
pioneering work is being undertaken in this area, illustrated by Greg 
Elmer's group in Toronto (Infoscape; http://www.infoscapelab.ca/) and 
by some of Stuart Schulman's projects (see esp. Blog Analysis 
Toolkit, https://surveyweb2.ucsur.pitt.edu/qblog/page_login.php). See 
also a recent theme issue on methodological issues in doing 
Internet-based political research: 

Under Steven's category 'empirical studies', I would include our 
project on the web and elections (The Internet and National 
Elections; A Comparative study of Web Campaigning; Routledge, 2007; 
see http://ipa.tamu.edu/projects/Elections.asp). I would also add 
Wainer Lusoli's forthcoming study of Internet and UK elections (Voice 
and e-Quality: The State of Electronic Democracy in Britain, Hampton 
Press, 2009).

Wish you success with this valuable project.

Nick Jankowski

At 02:34 22-7-2009, Stephen Coleman wrote:
>This sounds like a very interesting project, Bill. In the interest 
>of provoking some discussion, I'm responding via the open list. I 
>suppose that I would categorise works under three broad headings: i) 
>those that have reflected in interesting theoretical ways about new 
>relationships of political mediation arising from the Internet; ii) 
>empirical studies of particular projects, applications and 
>institutional adaptations; and iii) policy analyses and proposals 
>relating to the Internet and politics, ranging from open source 
>software to WSIS to the evaluation of government-funded initiatives.
>So, you will have no problem in filling four volumes. It would be 
>stimulating if some discussion within this list could not only guide 
>your choices, but perhaps articulate some of the different ways in 
>which scholars have made sense of the Internet-Politics literature.
>Stephen Coleman

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book editor (2009): 
Transformation in Scholarly Practice
ICA pre-conference (2009): 
<http://www.icahdq.org/conferences/2009/future.asp>The Future is 
Prologue: New Media, New Histories?
journal co-editor: <http://newmediaandsociety.com/>New Media & Society
book co-editor (2007): 
<http://ipa.tamu.edu/projects/Elections.asp>Internet and National Elections
Javnost - the Public, journal issue: 
Political Communication 
JCMC theme issue <http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol12/issue2/>e-science
Information Polity theme issue: 
<http://www.iospress.nl/html/15701255.php>WWW & 2004 EP Election


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