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Political parties, party communication and new information and communication technologies

Römmele, A 2003, 'Political parties, party communication and new information and communication technologies' , Party Politics, 9 (1) , pp. 7-20.

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Abstract

The article provides a theoretical overview of how parties in modern democracies are using the Internet to perform a range of key functions, such as opinion formation, interest mediation and party organization. Drawing on the party goals’ literature and classic party typologies, the central argument of the article is that new information and communication technologies (ICTs) are utilized in different ways by different types of political parties. While some parties stress the downward dissemination of information via new ICTs, others emphasize their interactive and targeting possibilities. The findings of the articles included in this Special Issue are profiled and assessed for the extent to which they provide empirical support for the strategies outlined.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > T Technology (General)
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Subjects / Themes > J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Party Politics
Publisher: Sage Publications
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 13540688
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2009 10:53
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:53
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1283

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