The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics

Editors
Axel Bruns, Christian Christensen, Gunn Enli, Anders Olof Larsson, Eli Skogerbo

Publisher
Routledge

Description

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.

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Details

  • Type:
    Anthology (peer reviewed)
  • Published:
    2016
  • Publisher:
  • Language:
    English
  • ISBN:
    9781138860766
  • Edition:
    1st
  • Pages:
    538

About the Editor

Christian Christensen

Christian Christensen is Professor of Journalism at the Department of Media Studies. Christian obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin in 2001. His recent publications have addressed the... Read more

Reference

Bruns, A., Christensen, C., Enli, G., Olof Larsson, A. and Skogerbo, E. (eds.). (2016). The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics. New York: Routledge.