Transforming Politics and Policy in the Digital Age

Transforming Politics and Policy in the Digital Age

Jonathan Bishop (Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, Belgium)
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Release Date: April, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 312
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6038-0
ISBN13: 9781466660380|ISBN10: 1466660384|EISBN13: 9781466660397
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Digital technology and the Internet have greatly affected the political realm in recent years, allowing citizens greater input and interaction in government processes. The mainstream media no longer holds all the power in political commentary.

Transforming Politics and Policy in the Digital Age provides an updated assessment of the implications of technology for society and the realm of politics. The book covers issues presented by the technological changes on policy making and offers a wide array of perspectives. This publication will appeal to researchers, politicians, policy analysts, and academics working in e-government and politics.

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

  • Digital Divide
  • E-Government
  • Equality of Access
  • Internet and Politics
  • Online Communities
  • Online Voting
  • Social Media Campaign
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Editor/Author Biographies
Jonathan Bishop is an information technology executive, researcher and writer. Having gained an MSc in E-Learning in 2004 he went on to found the Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, which now outputs a significant amount of research in these areas. During his MSc he devised the Classroom 2.0 concept, and his Digital Classroom of Tomorrow Project has been replicated across Europe, as discussed in this book. Jonathan has at the time of going to press over 35 publications, and is the most published academic in the area of Internet trolling. He is also a school governor in the Welsh village of Treforest, a private tutor, and a director of an educational social enterprise based in Swansea.
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