Handbook of Digital Politics


Handbook of Digital Politics

2nd edition

9781800377578 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Stephen Coleman, Professor of Political Communication and Lone Sorensen, Lecturer of Media and Communication, University of Leeds, UK
Publication Date: October 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80037 757 8 Extent: c 592 pp
This thoroughly revised second edition Handbook examines the latest knowledge and perspectives on digital politics. Leading scholars explore the expansion of digital technologies, channels and styles as it shapes political dynamics.

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This thoroughly revised second edition Handbook examines the latest knowledge and perspectives on digital politics. Through new content on digital populism, filter bubbles, algorithmic power, AI, non-Western digital politics, election communication regulation and right-wing alternative news media, contributors challenge the binary of cyber-optimism and cyber-pessimism and argue for a more nuanced understanding of political change.

Arranged around key themes, this Handbook investigates the meaning of digital politics and analyses the impact of new technologies and platforms on politics. Chapters consider the digital reconfiguration of civic practices, political institutions and journalism. Leading scholars provide original, incisive and provocative insights into cutting-edge issues, exploring how the expansion of digital technologies, channels and styles shapes political dynamics.

Providing a broad and in-depth overview of digital politics, this Handbook will be an invaluable resource for researchers, educators and students of politics, media and communication studies, journalism, technology and governance. It will also be essential reading for political practitioners, policy-makers and strategists seeking to better understand the digital world.
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‘Political processes and digital communication continue to collide and intersect in new and unforeseen ways, and rarely fail to generate crises and controversies, but also hopes and opportunities, as they do so. This magnificent collection takes a timely and sober look at current developments, and offers a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge research in the field.’
– Axel Bruns, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

‘Coleman and Sorenson bring us a comprehensive and nuanced portrait of the role of digital media in politics—broadly understood—from top scholars. This book is essential reading for anyone who seeks enlightenment about the uses, meanings, and effects of the internet and social media on political life.’
– Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Syracuse University, US

Contributors include: Nick Anstead, Ava Francesca Battocchio, W. Lance Bennett, Christopher Birchall, Leticia Bode, Michael Bossetta, Stephen Coleman, Tenford Chitanana, Peter Dahlgren, Elizabeth Dubois, William H. Dutton, Stephanie Edgerly, Heather Ford, Giovanni De Gregorio, Leah Henrickson, Kristoffer Holt, Bente Kalsnes, Ulrike Klinger, Hyerin Kwon, Brendan Lawson, Mengyu Li, Anna Litvinenko, Yuri Mishnikov, Bruce Mutsvairo, Ben O’Loughlin, Fabíola Ortiz dos Santos, Katy Parry, Banafsheh Ranji, Alexandra Segerberg, Dhavan V. Shah, Lone Sorensen, Elena Sotelo-Prol, Nicole Stremlau, Jiyoun Suk, Luhang Sun, Yibing Sun, Damian Tambini, Kjerstin Thorson, Emiliano Treré, Cristian Vaccari, Augusto Valeriani, Emily Vraga, Ariadne Vromen, Yiming Wang, Thomas Wellings, Chris Wells, Scott Wright, Michael A. Xenos, JungHwan Yang, Yuan Zeng
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