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Information and American Democracy: Technology in the Evolution of Political Power
1. Information and political change 2. Information revolutions in American political development 3. The fourth information revolution and post-bureaucratic pluralism 4. Political organizations in theExpand
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Information and Political Engagement in America: The Search for Effects of Information Technology at the Individual Level
Some aspects of democracy appear more sensitive than others to the availability throughout society of political information. Individual-level political engagement poses a puzzle in this regard. AnExpand
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Reconceptualizing Collective Action in the Contemporary Media Environment
Collective action theory, which is widely applied to explain human phenomena in which public goods are at stake, traditionally rests on at least two main tenets: that individuals confront discreteExpand
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Clickers in college classrooms: Fostering learning with questioning methods in large lecture classes
What can be done to promote student–instructor interaction in a large lecture class? One approach is to use a personal response system (or ‘‘clickers”) in which students press a button on a hand-heldExpand
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Measuring the Gender Gap on the Internet 1
Objective. This paper evaluates differences in men's and women's presence on the Internet, testing for the presence of gender-specific causes for different rates of Internet use. Methods. The paperExpand
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The Internet and Political Transformation: Populism, Community, and Accelerated Pluralism
The swift development of the Internet has inspired two sorts of claims that large-scale transformations in the structure of political influence in the U.S. are under way: the populist claim that theExpand
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Information and American Democracy: Contents
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Bimber Measuring the Gender Gap on the Internet
Objective. This paper evaluates differences in men's and women's presence on the Internet, testing for the presence of gender-specific causes for different rates of Internet use. Methods. The paperExpand
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Digital Media in the Obama Campaigns of 2008 and 2012: Adaptation to the Personalized Political Communication Environment
ABSTRACT This essay provides a descriptive interpretation of the role of digital media in the campaigns of Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 with a focus on two themes: personalized politicalExpand
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Modeling the Structure of Collective Action
We propose an improved theoretical approach to the rich variety of collective action now present in public life. Toward this end, we advance a conception of collective action as communicative inExpand
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