Literatur zum Forschungsthema

Die aktuellen Veröffentlichungen zum Thema Politischer Wandel(x)

Die aktuellen Veröffentlichungen zum Thema Politischer Wandel(x)

Party organizational change and ICTs: The growth of a virtual grassroots

Gibson, R., Gillan, K., Greffet, F., Lee, B., & Ward, S. (2013). Party organizational change and ICTs: The growth of a virtual grassroots. New Media and Society, 15(1), 31-51.
Gibson, R., Gillan, K., Greffet, F., Lee, B., & Ward, S.
New Media and Society, 15 (1), (S. 31-51).
2013

This paper examines the relationship between unofficial party blogs and official party sources in the UK using a mixed-method approach. Specifically we combine interview data with content analysis, user surveys and usage data, and finally hyperlink analysis to profile the emergence, popularity, audience and online prominence of four major party blogs since 2005. The core question posed is how far the blogs are challenging parties as the focal point for member activism and offering an alternative public ‘voice’. The findings show blogs occupy an important alternative critical space for party debate, particularly outside elections. They are not mobilizing tools, however, being used by the grassroots largely for information-gathering and discussion purposes.

The permanent campaign: New media, new politics

Elmer, G., Langlois, G., & McKelvey, F. (2012). The permanent campaign: New media, new politics New York: Peter Lang.
Elmer, G., Langlois, G., & McKelvey, F.
ISBN 978-1-4331-1606-3, 31,20 EUR
New York: Peter Lang 2012

From the social media-based 2008 Obama election campaign to the civic protest and political revolutions of the 2011 Arab Spring, the past few years have been marked by a widespread and complex shift in the political landscape, as the rise of participatory platforms – such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and blogs – have multiplied the venues for political communication and activism.