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Electronic Democracy
Electronic Democracy

Electronic Democracy

Using the Internet to Transform American Politics


200 Pages, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $29.95)

Publication Date: June 2001

ISBN 9780910965491

Rights: US, CA & UK

Information Today, Inc. (Jun 2001)
CyberAge Books

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How the Internet changed politics and the 2000 presidential campaign

With a special focus on recent elections, this resource explains the social relevance of online democracy through various case studies. Among the topics explored are the emergence of online voting; how the Internet has drawn youth back into politics and the reinvention of political action; online privacy and how it will affect Internet politics; the common mistakes of Net activists and how to avoid them; and propaganda, hacking, and the dark side of online politics. Also addressed is how the Gore Democrats and the Bush Republicans pushed the Internet envelope during the presidential campaign.


“By harnessing the power of the Internet to inform, organize, and advocate, Americans can use technology to broaden and deepen their role in our representative democracy. Combining political savvy with computer know-how, Graeme Browning shows us how.†—Bill Bradley

Author Biography

Graeme Browning is editorial director of the Internet Policy Institute and has been a reporter for National Journal, the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, United Press International, and the Chicago Sun-Times. She lives in Washington, DC.

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