(R)evolutionizing Political Communication through Social Media

(R)evolutionizing Political Communication through Social Media

Tomaž Deželan (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) and Igor Vobič (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: February, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 333|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9879-6
ISBN13: 9781466698796|ISBN10: 1466698799|EISBN13: 9781466698802


Online platforms have widened the availability for citizen engagement and opportunities for politicians to interact with their constituents. The increasing use of these technologies has transformed methods of governmental communication in online and offline environments.

(R)evolutionizing Political Communication through Social Media offers crucial perspectives on the utilization of online social networks in political discourse and how these alterations have affected previous modes of correspondence. Highlighting key issues through theoretical foundations and pertinent case studies, this book is a pivotal reference source for researchers, professionals, upper-level students, and consultants interested in the influence of emerging technologies in the political arena.

Topics Covered

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

  • Bipartisanship
  • Grassroots Social Movements
  • Hashtag Usage
  • Institutionalized Politics
  • Microblogging
  • Political Advertising
  • Social Computing Bans

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Tomaž Deželan is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and a researcher at the Centre for Political Science Research at the same faculty. He is an associate researcher at the University of Edinburgh, School of Law, where he acts as a country expert in the Citsee project. His research interests include citizenship concepts, debates and regimes, new modes of governance, parliamentary cohesion, electoral studies, youth, gender and civil society. He has authored or co-authored more than 20 peer reviewed articles in international journals and scientific volumes and 3 scientific monographs. He has experience with international research projects and networks, either as co-responsible or as a researcher. Past projects he worked on have been funded by the Slovenian research agency, European Union’s FP6 framework, European Science Foundation of the European Union and various other national agencies.
Igor Vobic is Assistant Professor of Journalism Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, and a researcher at the Social Communication Research Centre at the same faculty. His research interests include social communication in contemporary media environment, journalism and new media articulations, and online news production. He has a member of the editorial board of the journal Medijska istraživanja/Media Research and has recently published in Journalism Studies, Journalism Practice, Journalism, Convergence and Javnost–The Public.


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