Rebooting American Politics

Rebooting American Politics

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Going beyond theory and guess based forecasts; this book systematically explores and measures the implications of the growing use of the internet in the American political landscape. Using current election data, the authors specifically challenge the predominant conjecture that the impact of new technology will not affect the electoral outcomes and illustrate that the use of the internet is causing a marked shift in not just who votes, but who wins.Also, people with higher civic attention (2006) and income were gathering more information on the Internet (2006 and 2008) ... They were only significant in the 2008 model. ... Taken altogether, this provides an opportunity for the creation and maintenance of narrow, yet active and engaged civic and political groups to thrive.

Title:Rebooting American Politics
Author:Jason B. Gainous, Kevin M. Wagner
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - 2011-05-16


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