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Political Junkies

Political Junkies

Author: Claire Bond Potter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781541645004

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 954

A wide-ranging history of seventy years of change in political media, and how it transformed -- and fractured -- American politics With fake news on Facebook, trolls on Twitter, and viral outrage everywhere, it's easy to believe that the internet changed politics entirely. In Political Junkies, historian Claire Bond Potter shows otherwise, revealing the roots of today's dysfunction by situating online politics in a longer history of alternative political media. From independent newsletters in the 1950s to talk radio in the 1970s to cable television in the 1980s, pioneers on the left and right developed alternative media outlets that made politics more popular, and ultimately, more partisan. When campaign operatives took up e-mail, blogging, and social media, they only supercharged these trends. At a time when political engagement has never been greater and trust has never been lower, Political Junkies is essential reading for understanding how we got here.

New Politics, New Parliament?

New Politics, New Parliament?

Author: Alex Brazier

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000059290155

Category: Constitutional law

Page: 110

View: 153

A review of the modernisation of parliamentary procedures and practices since 1997New Politics, New Parliament?, analyses the modernisation of parliamentary procedures and practices that have occurred since 1997, and explores whether they have been successful in strengthening the role of Parliament and considering what future steps should be taken.

Cyberpolitics

Cyberpolitics

Author: Kevin A. Hill

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015046500297

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 842

Is the Internet poised to replace television as the central means of political communication? Will the advent of computer communication create a new era of citizen activism? Will the Internet ultimately lend itself more to political accountability and access or to exclusion and extremism? Is cyberspace truly the domain of the ideological right? In answering these questions, Cyberpolitics goes beyond the hype to analyze the content of political discussion on the Internet and to see how the Internet is being used politically. Empirical research translated into dozens of graphically compelling figures and tables illuminates for the first time Internet characteristics heretofore only speculated about: Who are the 'cybercitizens' using the Internet, how do they participate in the political process, and who uses the Internet most effectively to accomplish political ends? The bottom line the authors reach should be reassuring to Internet utopians and dystopians alike: As the Internet grows, it will change the nature of political action, discourse, and effect less than it will itself be changed by politics. Along the way, we learn a lot about politics on the Internet and off_in the U.S. and around the world; left, right, and center.

Culture and Politics

Culture and Politics

Author: Oliver H. Woshinsky

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015051890229

Category: Collective behavior

Page: 232

View: 394

Presenting a sweeping, comparative perspective, this book describes the main principles that underlie individual and group political behavior. It proposes new ways to organize and understand the existing knowledge base of political science, and stresses the need to make broad, cross-national comparisons.

Political Junkies

Political Junkies

Author: Claire Bond Potter

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 1541644999

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 453

A wide-ranging history of seventy years of change in political media, and how it transformed -- and fractured -- American politics With fake news on Facebook, trolls on Twitter, and viral outrage everywhere, it's easy to believe that the internet changed politics entirely. In Political Junkies, historian Claire Bond Potter shows otherwise, revealing the roots of today's dysfunction by situating online politics in a longer history of alternative political media. From independent newsletters in the 1950s to talk radio in the 1970s to cable television in the 1980s, pioneers on the left and right developed alternative media outlets that made politics more popular, and ultimately, more partisan. When campaign operatives took up e-mail, blogging, and social media, they only supercharged these trends. At a time when political engagement has never been greater and trust has never been lower, Political Junkies is essential reading for understanding how we got here.

Wits & Sages

Wits & Sages

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015005754836

Category: Journalists

Page: 288

View: 201

Profiles of twelve popular and influential syndicated newspaper columnists, ranging from Jack Anderson and Erma Bombeck to William F. Buckley, Jr. and Mike Royko, accompany incisive assessments of their work

The Political Pundits

The Political Pundits

Author: Dan D. Nimmo

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: UOM:39015021549533

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

View: 669

Nimmo and Combs discuss the key role political analysts play, their methods and strategies, and the potential danger they pose to American democracy--by transforming it into a "punditocracy" which replaces serious citizen debate with discussion guided by show business values. Punditry, Nimmo and Combs argue, produces symbolic rather than effective healing of political ills, political paternalism rather than political reflection, and, in the end, public disenchantment with politics.