Handbook of Digital Politics

Edited by Stephen Coleman, Professor of Political Communication, School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds, UK and Deen Freelon, Associate Professor, UNC School of Media and Journalism, US

It would be difficult to imagine how a development as world-changing as the emergence of the Internet could have taken place without having some impact upon the ways in which politics is expressed, conducted, depicted and reflected upon. The Handbook of Digital Politics explores this impact in a series of chapters written by some of the world's leading Internet researchers. This volume is a must-read for students, researchers and practitioners interested in the changing landscape of political communication.

‘The Handbook of Digital Politics edited by Stephen Coleman and Deen Freelon is an incredibly rich and outstanding collection of essays on the ideologies, theories and methodologies that currently inspire the field of political science and communication. The editors brilliantly succeed in guiding us through this fascinating world – avoiding any rhetoric, or either a dystopian or utopian perspective on the subject. The articles collected here represent the golden section of the contemporary debate on digital politics.’
– Leopoldina Fortunati, Head of the Ph.D program in Multimedia Communication, University of Udine, Italy

‘Coleman and Freelon have deftly edited a series of essays that help us transition to the next big thing in political communication—an internet connecting many people over many kinds of devices, making large volumes of data. Digital politics is no longer so much about what happens in your browser, but about what happens when your devices talk to each other on their own. This collection helps us to get ready to understand the new infrastructure of political life.’
– Philip N. Howard, University of Washington, US

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