Includes 11 Titles

Politics, Government, and Social Activism

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The internet has introduced society to a new era of hyper connectivity where communicating and sharing ideas is easier than ever. Heightened levels of connectivity have proven beneficial across sectors and especially within the realms of politics, civic engagement, and public administration.

The Politics, Government, and Social Activism topic collection features 11 timely reference publications led by researchers from around the world on political ideologies and campaigns, public administration and policy, and citizen engagement. Comprised of books highlighting the most up-to-date research in the field with a particular emphasis on the role of technology in the public sphere, this inclusive book collection is ideal for adoption by government and university libraries as well as for personal use by campaign managers, politicians, government officials, researchers, and graduate students.

Release date: July 1, 2015
ISBN13: 9781466694996|EISBN13: 9781466695009

Description

Leadership within the public domain is essential to maintaining order and justice in developed societies. Politicians, government officials, and citizens alike must work together in order to maintain a balanced and fair system conducive to the well-being of society. The Politics, Government, and Social Activism topic collection highlights the latest research-based book publications on subjects related to politics, civic engagement, and public administration from around the world. The 11 titles featured within this collection have been hand-picked by IGI Global’s editorial team from IGI Global’s 2014 and 2015 copyright years, ensuring that only the most up-to-date research is included within the bundle. Due to the breadth of coverage within this series, as well as the timeliness of the research presented, this topic collection is an essential addition to government and university libraries for reference use by campaign managers, politicians, government officials, researchers, and graduate students.

Topics Covered

  • Chaos Theory
  • Citizen Engagement
  • Civic Engagement
  • Democracy
  • E-Government
  • Political Campaigns
  • Public Administration
  • Voting Systems

Books Included in this Collection

Revolutionizing the Interaction between State and Citizens through Digital Communications
Sam B. Edwards III (Green Mountain College, USA), Diogo Santos (Federal University of Maranhao, Brazil & Dom Bosco University, Brazil). © 2015. 330 pages.
Networked communication technologies have drastically changed the relationship between States and their citizens. This fundamental shift has eased civilians’ ability to access information and organize groups like never before, creating the need to re-examine existing theories. Revolutionizing the...
Handbook of Research on Democratic Strategies and Citizen-Centered E-Government Services
Ćemal Dolićanin (State University of Novi Pazar, Serbia), Ejub Kajan (State University of Novi Pazar, Serbia), Dragan Randjelović (Academy for Criminalistic and Police Studies, Serbia), Boban Stojanović (University of Niš, Serbia). © 2015. 455 pages.
Over the past few years, e-government has been rapidly changing the way governmental services are provided to citizens and businesses. These services improve business and government exchange capability, provide a new way to discover and share information, and play a part in the evolution of future...
Digital Solutions for Contemporary Democracy and Government
Kelvin Joseph Bwalya (University of Botswana, Botswana), Stephen Mutula (University of Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa). © 2015. 426 pages.
The dot-com revolution has brought many advances before unimagined. Of them all, it may be said that none have surpassed e-government in attracting a significant number of researchers and practitioners from around the world. However, the question remains whether everyone is ready to join the...
Cases on Grassroots Campaigns for Community Empowerment and Social Change
Rebecca Nthogo Lekoko (University of Botswana, Botswana). © 2015. 378 pages.
In modern times, political and social reform often starts at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder; common people with ordinary lives enact change through community organization and the desire to improve their own lives and the lives of those around them. Governments that support such movements can...
Design, Development, and Use of Secure Electronic Voting Systems
Dimitrios Zissis (University of Aegean, Greece), Dimitrios Lekkas (University of Aegean, Greece). © 2014. 270 pages.
In modern electoral processes, Information and Communication Technologies play a crucial role, whether used in voter registration, ballot casting, or processing of results. Securing these systems is a necessary step in ensuring the fairness of the democratic process. Design, Development, and Use of...
Transforming Politics and Policy in the Digital Age
Jonathan Bishop (Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, Belgium). © 2014. 312 pages.
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...
Political Campaigning in the Information Age
Ashu M. G. Solo (Maverick Technologies America Inc., USA). © 2014. 359 pages.
Technology and the Internet especially have brought on major changes to politics and are playing an increasingly important role in political campaigns, communications, and messaging. Political Campaigning in the Information Age increases our understanding of aspects and methods for political...
Handbook of Research on Political Activism in the Information Age
Ashu M. G. Solo (Maverick Technologies America Inc., USA). © 2014. 498 pages.
Technology, and particularly the Internet, has caused many changes in the realm of politics. Mainstream media no longer has a monopoly on political commentary as social media, blogs, and user-generated video streaming sites have emerged as an outlet for citizens and political activists to openly voice...
Chaos and Complexity Theory in World Politics
Şefika Şule Erçetin (Hacettepe University, Turkey), Santo Banerjee (University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia). © 2014. 374 pages.
As an important research field in mathematics, chaos theory impacts many different disciplines such as physics, engineering, economics, and biology. Most recently, however, chaos theory has also been applied to the social sciences, helping to explain the complex and interdependent nature of...
Interdisciplinary Mobile Media and Communications: Social, Political, and Economic Implications
Xiaoge Xu (The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China). © 2014. 409 pages.
As mobile technology becomes much more prominent in the world, its effect on the social, political, and economic realms cannot be ignored. Interdisciplinary approaches towards re-examining the prevalence of communication technologies are essential for industry professionals’ development....
Human Rights and the Impact of ICT in the Public Sphere: Participation, Democracy, and Political Autonomy
Christina M. Akrivopoulou (Hellenic Open University, Greece), N. Garipidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece). © 2014. 371 pages.
The creation of a new public realm through the use of the Internet and ICT may positively promote political liberties and freedom of speech, but could also threaten the political and public autonomy of the individual. Human Rights and the Impact of ICT in the Public Sphere: Participation, Democracy...