Handbook of Research on Politics in the Computer Age

Handbook of Research on Politics in the Computer Age

Ashu M. G. Solo (Maverick Technologies America Inc., USA)
Release Date: August, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 436
ISBN13: 9781799803775|ISBN10: 1799803775|EISBN13: 9781799803782|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0377-5


Technology and particularly the Internet have caused many changes in the realm of politics. Aspects of engineering, computer science, mathematics, or natural science can be applied to politics. Politicians and candidates use their own websites and social network profiles to get their message out. Revolutions in many countries in the Middle East and North Africa have started in large part due to social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter. Social networking has also played a role in protests and riots in numerous countries. The mainstream media no longer has a monopoly on political commentary as anybody can set up a blog or post a video online. Now, political activists can network together online.

The Handbook of Research on Politics in the Computer Age is a pivotal reference source that serves to increase the understanding of methods for politics in the computer age, the effectiveness of these methods, and tools for analyzing these methods. The book includes research chapters on different aspects of politics with information technology, engineering, computer science, or math, from 27 researchers at 20 universities and research organizations in Belgium, Brazil, Cape Verde, Egypt, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, and the United States of America. Highlighting topics such as online campaigning and fake news, the prospective audience includes, but is not limited to, researchers, political and public policy analysts, political scientists, engineers, computer scientists, political campaign managers and staff, politicians and their staff, political operatives, professors, students, and individuals working in the fields of politics, e-politics, e-government, new media and communication studies, and Internet marketing.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Case Studies
  • Computational Politics
  • Computational Public Policy
  • Data Analytics in Campaigning
  • Fake News
  • Fuzzy Logic in Politics and Public Policy
  • Online Activism
  • Online Campaigning
  • Online Political Communications
  • Political Blogs, Vlogs, and Websites
  • Political Engineering
  • Politics on Social Networks
  • Public Policy Engineering

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ashu M. G. Solo is an interdisciplinary researcher and developer, electrical engineer, computer engineer, intelligent systems engineer, political and public policy engineer, mathematician, public policy analyst, political writer, former political operative, entrepreneur, former infantry officer, and civil rights activist. Solo has over 825 reviewed publications including research publications and political commentaries. Solo is the creator of multidimensional matrix mathematics and its subsets, multidimensional matrix algebra and multidimensional matrix calculus, all of which are published. Solo is the originator of public policy engineering, computational public policy, political engineering, and computational politics, all of which are published. He co-developed some of the best published methods for maintaining power flow in and multiobjective optimization of radial power distribution system operations using intelligent systems. Solo owns and operates his own engineering and math research and development companies, Maverick Trailblazers Inc.TM and Solo’s Solutions.TM Solo previously served honorably as an infantry officer (occupation) and platoon commander understudy (regiment appointment) in the Canadian Army Reserve, worked in 4 engineering and 2 nontechnical entrepreneurial positions, and worked in 17 engineering or math employee or consultant positions. Solo served on 300 international program committees for research conferences, 3 editorial advisory boards for books and journals, and 2 technical committee task forces for a professional association. He was the CEO or acting CEO for 4 geographical associations of federal and provincial political parties and was a city committee representative. Solo's primary research interests are in theory and applications of new fields, mathematics theory and applications, intelligent systems theory and applications, as well as politics and public policy. He is skilled and experienced in intelligent systems design, control systems design, digital electronics design, analog electronics design, mechatronics design, firmware design, software engineering, and DSP design. Solo was educated in electrical engineering, computer engineering, intelligent systems engineering, aerospace engineering, mathematics, physics, nutrition, exercise science, economics, entrepreneurship, etc. by University of Waterloo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Cornell University, University of Colorado Boulder, Carleton University, University of Saskatchewan, IEEE, etc. Solo was trained by Royal Canadian Regiment Battle School, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps, Canadian Army, and six private fight training clubs. Solo is a fellow of the British Computer Society. He won two outstanding achievement awards, two distinguished service awards, and three achievement awards from research conferences. He has been listed in numerous editions of Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, Dictionary of International Biography, and Canadian Who's Who. In his spare time, Solo has become an extremely experienced civil rights activist and corruption whistleblower. He has been covered by the media hundreds of times for his civil rights and progressive activism. His activism has caused significant change in numerous organizations. Besides his activism, Solo likes doing combat sports, extreme sports, and physical training.