[Air-L] Book Announcement: Handbook of Research on Political Activism in the Information Age

Ashu M. G. Solo amgsolo at mavericktechnologies.us
Tue May 10 09:52:39 PDT 2016

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Handbook of Research on Political Activism in the Information Age

Editor:  Ashu M. G. Solo (Maverick Technologies America Inc., USA)
ISBN13:  9781466660663; ISBN10:  146666066X; EISBN13:  9781466660670;

URL:  http://www.igi-global.com/book/handbook-research-political-activism-information/99492

Technology and particularly the Internet have caused many changes in political activism.  Recent revolutions in many countries in the Middle East and North Africa have started in large part due to social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter.  Social networking has also played a role in protests and riots in numerous countries.  The whistleblower website Wikileaks has had a tremendous impact in exposing government corruption.  Mainstream media no longer has a monopoly on political commentary as anybody can set up a blog or post a video online.  Political activists can network together online.  Aspects of engineering, computer science, mathematics can be applied to political activism. 

Handbook of Research on Political Activism in the Information Age, edited by Ashu M. G. Solo and published by IGI Global, includes 25 research chapters from 39 researchers at universities and research institutions in 15 countries on different aspects of political activism with information technology, engineering, computer science, or math.  This book strongly increases our understanding of methods for political activism in the information age, the effectiveness of these methods, and tools for analyzing these methods. 

Chapter 1
Political Information, Political Power, and People Power: New Media and New Social Movements in the Arab Spring  (pages 1-25)
Anas Alahmed

Chapter 2
Social Media for Political Change: The Activists, Governments, and Firms Triangle of Powers during the Arab Movement  (pages 26-36)
Mohamad Alkhouja

Chapter 3
The Potential of Political Changes in the Information Age: The Political Challenges Sphere of Saudi Arabia through Citizen Activism  (pages 37-59)
Anas Alahmed

Chapter 4
Identifying Hyperlink Strategies as a Tool to Discover the Connections between Offline and Online Politics  (pages 60-80)
Keren Sereno

Chapter 5
Cleavages and Links: Mapping Linking Patterns between Israeli Political Websites  (pages 81-93)
Keren Sereno, Azi Lev-On

Chapter 6
Information and Communication Technologies, Democracy, and Human Rights in Nigeria  (pages 94-113)
Joseph Wilson, Nuhu Gapsiso

Chapter 7
Memory, National Identity, and Freedom of Expression in the Information Age: Discussing the Taboo in the Zimbabwean Public Sphere  (pages 114-128)
Shepherd Mpofu

Chapter 8
The Virtual Parallax: Imaginations of Mthwakazi Nationalism – Online Discussions and Calls for Self-Determination  (pages 129-146)
Brilliant Mhlanga, Mandlenkosi Mpofu

Chapter 9
The Opportunities and Challenges of using Email for Political Communication in Authoritarian States: A Case of Zimbabwe's Media Monitoring Project  (pages 147-165)
Sam Takavarasha, Jr., Eldred Masunungure

Chapter 10
Alternative Media Bridging the Digital Divide in Malaysia: Case Study of Sarawakreport.org  (pages 166-178)
Kevin Fernandez, Sivamurugan Pandian, Mohamad Zaini Abu Bakar

Chapter 11
Politics 2.0 with Facebook  (pages 179-189)
Chirag Shah

Chapter 12
The Wisconsin Spring  (pages 190-211)
James Jorstad, Jo Arney, Kerry Kuenzi, Cecilia G. Manrique

Chapter 13
The Language of Threat in our Political Discourse  (pages 212-230)
G. R. Boynton, Glenn W. Richardson, Jr.

Chapter 14
Conceptualizing Network Politics following the Arab Spring  (pages 231-239)
Ashu M. G. Solo, Jonathan Bishop

Chapter 15
The India against Corruption Movement  (pages 240-257)
M. V. Rajeev Gowda, Purnima Prakash

Chapter 16
Corruption in the Public Eye: From Transparency to Publicity  (pages 258-272)
Elitza Katzarova

Chapter 17
Civic Cultures and Skills in European Digital Rights Campaigning  (pages 273-295)
Yana Breindl

Chapter 18
Protesting in a Cultural Frame: How Social Media was used by Portuguese “Geração à Rasca” Activists and the M12M Movement  (pages 296-318)
António Rosas

Chapter 19
Two Models of Online Petitioning in the United Kingdom  (pages 319-334)
Johannes Fritz

Chapter 20
Googling Democracy: A Comparison of Democracy Promoters on the Internet  (pages 335-350)
Nelli Babayan, Stefano Braghiroli

Chapter 21
A New Republic of Letters?: The Promise and Potential of the Internet  (pages 351-363)
John Kane, Haig Patapan

Chapter 22
>From Politics to E-Politics: Updating Saul Alinsky's Community Organising Model to Meet the Challenges and Opportunities of Politics in the Information Age  (pages 364-381)
Sam Takavarasha, Jr., Jonathan Cox, Stanislas Bigirimana

Chapter 23
The Internet, National Citizenship, and the “Sovereignty Paradox”: Asylum-Seeking Migrants' Political Agency and “Technologized” Citizenship  (pages 382-406)
Amadu Wurie Khan

Chapter 24
Interaction of Incivility and News Frames in the Political Blogosphere: Consequences and Psychological Mechanisms  (pages 407-424)
Porismita Borah

Chapter 25
How [Not] to Caffeinate a Political Group: Parent Post Influence on Conversational Network Structure  (pages 425-442)
Alison N. Novak, Christopher Mascaro, Sean P. Goggins, Emmanuel Koku

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