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Politics as usual [electronic resource] :the cyberspace "revolution" / Michael Margolis, David Resnick.

By: Margolis, Michael.
Contributor(s): Resnick, David.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Contemporary American politics: Publisher: Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, c2000Description: 1 online resource (viii, 246 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781452265032 (electronic bk.); 1452265038 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Internet -- Political aspects | Internet -- Political aspects -- United States | Cyberspace -- Political aspects | Cyberspace -- Political aspects -- United States | United States -- Politics and government | Internet -- Aspect politique | Internet -- Aspect politique -- �Etats-Unis | Cyberespace -- Aspect politique | Cyberespace -- Aspect politique -- �Etats-Unis | Internet | Cyberspace | Politieke participatie | Politieke aspecten | Internet -- Politik -- USA | Politik -- Internet -- USA | Politische Partizipation -- Internet -- USA | Internet -- Politische Partizipation -- USA | Politik -- Internet | Internet -- Politik | USA -- Politik -- Internet | USA | COMPUTERS / Information Technology | Cyberspace -- Political aspects | Internet -- Political aspects | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 303.48/33 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The normalization of cyberspace -- Democracy in cyberspace : a brief history -- Parties and interest groups : organizing, lobbying, and electioneering in cyberspace -- Elected officials and government bureaucracy in cyberspace -- The internet, mass media, and public opinion -- Doing business on the web : new rules and new taxes? -- Gambling on the internet : a case study in the politics of regulation -- Criminal activity in cyberspace and what to do about it -- Democracy and cyberspace : a peek into the future.
digitized 2010 committed to preserveSummary: Examining the effects of the Internet on American politics, this book reveals its potential as a tool for empowering people to challenge existing power structures. However, the authors show how the American political system tends to normalize political activity, and thus the Internet's vast subversive potential could be lost, rendering it just another purveyor of ignored information.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-240) and index.

The normalization of cyberspace -- Democracy in cyberspace : a brief history -- Parties and interest groups : organizing, lobbying, and electioneering in cyberspace -- Elected officials and government bureaucracy in cyberspace -- The internet, mass media, and public opinion -- Doing business on the web : new rules and new taxes? -- Gambling on the internet : a case study in the politics of regulation -- Criminal activity in cyberspace and what to do about it -- Democracy and cyberspace : a peek into the future.

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Examining the effects of the Internet on American politics, this book reveals its potential as a tool for empowering people to challenge existing power structures. However, the authors show how the American political system tends to normalize political activity, and thus the Internet's vast subversive potential could be lost, rendering it just another purveyor of ignored information.

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