Synopses & Reviews
With a special focus on recent elections, this resource explains the social relevance of online democracy through various case studies. Among the topics explored are the emergence of online voting; how the Internet has drawn youth back into politics and the reinvention of political action; online privacy and how it will affect Internet politics; the common mistakes of Net activists and how to avoid them; and propaganda, hacking, and the dark side of online politics. Also addressed is how the Gore Democrats and the Bush Republicans pushed the Internet envelope during the presidential campaign.
In this new edition of "Electronic Democracy, award-winning journalist and author Graeme Browning details the colorful history of politics and the Net, describes the key Web-based sources of political information, offers practical techniques for influencing legislation online, and provides a fascinating, realistic vision of the future.
About the Author
is editorial director of the Internet Policy Institute and has been a reporter for National Journal, the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, United Press International
, and the Chicago Sun-Times
. She lives in Washington, DC.