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The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics

Edited by: Axel Bruns , Gunn Enli , Eli Skogerbø , Anders Olof Larsson , Christian Christensen

Print publication date:  December  2015
Online publication date:  December  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138860766
eBook ISBN: 9781315716299
Adobe ISBN: 9781317506560

10.4324/9781315716299
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Social media are now widely used for political protests, campaigns, and communication in developed and developing nations, but available research has not yet paid sufficient attention to experiences beyond the US and UK. This collection tackles this imbalance head-on, compiling cutting-edge research across six continents to provide a comprehensive, global, up-to-date review of recent political uses of social media.

Drawing together empirical analyses of the use of social media by political movements and in national and regional elections and referenda, The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics presents studies ranging from Anonymous and the Arab Spring to the Greek Aganaktismenoi, and from South Korean presidential elections to the Scottish independence referendum. The book is framed by a selection of keystone theoretical contributions, evaluating and updating existing frameworks for the social media age.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Politics in the Age of Hybrid Media Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Network Media Logic Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Where There is Social Media There is Politics Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Is Habermas on Twitter? Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Third Space, Social Media, and Everyday Political Talk Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Tipping the Balance of Power Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Agenda-Setting Revisited Download PDF
Chapter  9:  “Trust Me, I Am Authentic!”Authenticity Illusions in Social Media Politics Download PDF
Chapter  10:  How to Speak the Truth on Social Media Download PDF
Chapter  11:  All Politics is Local Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Social Media Accounts of the Spanish Indignados Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Every Crisis Is a Digital Opportunity Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Social Media Use during Political Crises Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Structures of Feeling, Storytelling, and Social Media Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Importance of ‘Social’ in Social Media Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Digital Knives Are Still Knives Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Social Media and Social Movements Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Social Media and Civil Society Actions in India Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Cyberactivism in China Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Voicing Discontent in South Korea Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Nationalist and Anti-Fascist Movements in Social Media Download PDF
Chapter  23:  From Emerging to Established? Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Social Media in the UK Election Campaigns 2008–2014 Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Compulsory Voting, Encouraged Tweeting? Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Not Just a Face(book) in the Crowd Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Social Media Incumbent Advantage Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The 2012 French Presidential Campaign Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The Emergence of Social Media Politics in South Korea Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Interactions between Different Language Communities on Twitter during the 2012 Presidential Election in Taiwan Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Social Media Use in the German Election Campaign 2013 Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Comparing Facebook and Twitter during the 2013 General Election in Italy Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Social Media and Election Campaigns in Sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Social Media and Elections in Kenya Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Electoral Politics on Social Media Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Social Media and the Scottish Independence Referendum 2014 Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The Use of Twitter in the Danish EP Elections 2014 Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Twitter in Political Campaigns Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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