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Intro -- Table of Contents -- New Technologies: Helping Political Parties and the Democratic Processes or Threatening Them? -- Part I: The Integration of Technological Innovations in the Practices of Parties and Citizens -- Innovations in Information Technology in American Party Politics Since 1960 -- Internet, Social Media Use and Political Participation in the 2013 Parliamentary Election in Germany -- Part II: The Consequences of New Technologies on Activism -- The Decline of Activism in Political Parties: Adaptation Strategies and New Technologies -- Party Activists and Partisan Communication in Quebec -- Part III: The New Role Played by Social Networks -- Changing Communications? Political Parties and Web 2.0 in the 2011 New Zealand General Election -- Social Media and American Presidential Campaigns: The Dark Side of the Electoral Process -- Part IV: The Resilience of the Printed Press in the United Kingdom -- The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) and the British Press: Integration, Immigration and Integrity -- Part V: New Technologies and Leadership Evolution -- Political parties and the Internet: changes in society, changing politics - the case of the Parti Québécois -- Political communication, electronic media and social networks in France -- Index of Proper Nouns.
The Internet and „social media" may initially have been understood as just one more instrument politicians could employ to manage without political parties. However, these media cannot be reduced to being a tool available solely to politicians. The electronic media make reinforcement of the „glocalization" of the public/political sphere, a process already set in motion with the advent of television, and they can develop the trend even further.
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