Catherine L. Dumas

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Electronic petitions are a ubiquitous form of online political action directed at governments. Using a wide range of electronic petitioning platforms, individuals can request specific actions of their own government or governments of other countries, and gather support for their requests through the accumulation of signatures from supporters. While the vast(More)
E-petitioning, a genre of technology-based collective action tools, makes it possible for members of the public to address government decision makers directly with their requests for action. In this paper we use time series analysis to explore the effects of Twitter and other forms of online media on the accumulation of signatures in e-petitioning. We(More)
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