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Description - Politics Moves Online by Michael Cornfield

The popularization of the Internet has shepherded in a revolution in business and personal communication. But how has online technology been used in mainstream American politics? Here, Michael Cornfield provides a comprehensive guide to how the Internet has been used in political campaigns. He shows, for example, how candidates such as George W. Bush and John McCain in 2000 - as well as political action committees and the media - struggled to figure out how to fit the Internet into their ongoing operations. Through a series of cases, he examines how candidates use the Web as a campaign tool and as a fund-raising mechanism and how voters use the Internet to become more knowledgable. He finds that while many political pundits have argued that the Internet can be a revolutionary force in politics, citizens and politicians alike have yet to find innovative uses that go beyond conventional political operations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780870784804
ISBN-10: 0870784803
Format: Paperback
(288mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 120
Imprint: The Century Foundation
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael Cornfield

Michael Cornfield is an associate research professor of political management at George Washington University and research director at the university's Institute for Politics, Democracy, and the Internet (formerly the Democracy Online Project). He specializes in the study of the media and American politics, and writes a monthly column on online campaigning for Campaigns & Elections magazine.