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Information and American democracy : technology in the evolution of political power, Bruce Bimber

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Information and American democracy : technology in the evolution of political power
Title
Information and American democracy
Title remainder
technology in the evolution of political power
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Bimber
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This 2003 book assesses the consequences of new information technologies for American democracy in a way that is theoretical and also historically grounded. The author argues that new technologies have produced the fourth in a series of 'information revolutions' in the US, stretching back to the founding. Each of these, he argues, led to important structural changes in politics. After re-interpreting historical American political development from the perspective of evolving characteristics of information and political communications, the author evaluates effects of the Internet and related new media. The analysis shows that the use of new technologies is contributing to 'post-bureaucratic' political organization and fundamental changes in the structure of political interests. The author's conclusions tie together scholarship on parties, interest groups, bureaucracy, collective action, and political behavior with new theory and evidence about politics in the information age
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bimber, Bruce A.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Communication, society, and politics
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  • Information society
  • Information technology
  • Internet
  • Political participation
  • Democracy
  • Communication
Label
Information and American democracy : technology in the evolution of political power, Bruce Bimber
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-262) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Information and political change -- Information revolutions in American political development -- The fourth information revolution and postbureaucratic pluralism -- Political organizations in the fourth information revolution -- Political individuals in the fourth information revolution -- Information, equality, and integration in the public sphere
Control code
l82002067675
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 268 p.
Isbn
9780521804929
Lccn
2002067675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Information and American democracy : technology in the evolution of political power, Bruce Bimber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Information and political change -- Information revolutions in American political development -- The fourth information revolution and postbureaucratic pluralism -- Political organizations in the fourth information revolution -- Political individuals in the fourth information revolution -- Information, equality, and integration in the public sphere
Control code
l82002067675
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 268 p.
Isbn
9780521804929
Lccn
2002067675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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