Maurice Vergeer

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This introduction provides a brief overview of developments in research on political campaigning on the Internet. It presents state-of-the-art research in the field of political communication and the Internet, after which summaries of the studies in this special issue are provided. Finally, the article suggests a number of future research concerns.
This study examines the impact of daily atmospheric weather conditions on daily television use in the Netherlands for the period 1996-2005. The effects of the weather parameters are considered in the context of mood and mood management theory. It is proposed that inclement and uncomfortable weather conditions are associated with lower human mood, and that(More)
INTRODUCTION In many western countries politics increasingly suffers from declining interest and declining participation in the political processes (Flickinger & Studlar, 2007). This not only applies to national politics but also, or even more so, to European politics. The European Union in particular is said to suffer from a severe democratic deficit (cf.(More)
Over the last 10 years there has been much debate about the impact of the rise of the Internet and other digital technologies on traditional news media, such as newspapers. The influence of the Internet on news reporting is often formulated in terms of threats to existing, traditional journalism, as well as new opportunities for revitalizing journalistic(More)
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