[Air-L] New book on online consultations

Stephen Coleman S.Coleman at leeds.ac.uk
Fri Dec 30 12:09:41 PST 2011

Subscribers to this list may be interested to learn that MIT Press has just published, “Connecting Democracy:  Online Consultation and the Flow of Political Communication” edited by myself and Peter Shane.  The book is a collaborative project of 19 researchers investigating the experience and potential of online consultation in the United States and Europe.

Here's the Table of Contents:

1 Online Consultation and Political Communication in the Age of Obama:  An Introduction
Peter M. Shane

2 Democracy, Distance, and Reach: The New Media Landscape
Stephen Coleman and Vincent Price

3 Web 2.0: New Challenges for the Study of E-Democracy in an Era of Informational Exuberance
Andrew Chadwick

4 Online Consultations in Local Government: What Works, When, and Why?
Joachim Åström and Åke Grönlund

5 Neighborhood Information Systems as Intermediaries in Democratic Communities
Steven J. Balla and Sungsoo Hwang

6 Playing Politics: The Experience of E-Participation
Vincent Price

7 The Participatory Journey in Online Consultations
Scott Wright

8 Democratic Consultation and the E-Citizen
Stephen Coleman, Rachel Gibson, and Agnes I. Schneeberger

9 The Technological Dimension of Deliberation: A Comparison between Online- and Off-Line Participation
Laurence Monnoyer-Smith

10 The Third Sector as E-Democratic Intermediaries
Scott Wright and Stephen Coleman

11 A Survey of Federal Agency Rulemakers’ Attitudes about E-Rulemaking
Jeffrey S. Lubbers

12 The Internet and the Madisonian Cycle: Possibilities and Prospects for Consultative Representation
David Lazer, Michael Neblo, and Kevin Esterling

13 Legal Frameworks and Institutional Contexts for Public Consultation Regarding Administrative Actionfor Executive-Branch Actions: The United States
Peter L. Strauss

14 Legal Frameworks and Institutional Contexts for Public Consultation Regarding Administrative Action for Executive-Branch Actions:  The European Union
Polona Pičman Štefančič

15 The Legal Environment for Electronic Democracy
Peter M. Shane and Polona Pičman Štefančič

16 E-Democracy, Transnational Organizations, and the Challenge of New Techno-Iintermediation
Oren Perez

17 Making the E-Citizen: A Socio-Technical Approach to Democracy
Stephen Coleman

Stephen Coleman
Professor of Political Communication
Institute of Communications Studies
University of Leeds


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