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Australian politics in a digital age

Australian politics in a digital age

Chen, Peter John, author

Information and communications technologies are increasingly important in the Australian political landscape. From the adoption of new forms of electoral campaigning to the use of networking technology to organise social movements, media technology has the potential to radically change the way politics is conducted and experienced in this country. The first comprehensive volume on the impact of digital media on Australian politics, this book examines the way these technologies shape political communication, alter key public and private institutions, and serve as the new arena in which discursive and expressive political life is performed. Employing a range of theoretical perspectives, empirical data, and case examples, the book provides insights on political behaviour of Australia's elites, as well as the increasingly important politics of mirco-activism and social media. Energetic and fast-paced, the book draws together a wide range of Australian and international scholarship on the interface between communications technology and politics. Crossing several genres, the book will find a wide audience amongst scholars of both politics and communication, among public relations professionals, and with members of the media themselves

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English. Electronic books.
Published Canberra, ACT ANU E Press 2013

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Statement of responsibility: Peter John Chen
ISBN: 1922144401, 9781922144409
Note: Title from title screen (viewed on 27 May 2013)
Note: "Co-published with ANZSOG".
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-268)
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 268 pages) : colour illustrations.
Subject: Australian; Information technology Social aspects Australia.; Information society Social aspects Australia.; Internet Political aspects Australia.; Information technology Political aspects.; Communication Political aspects.; Communication Political aspects Australia.; Information technology Social aspects.; POLITICAL SCIENCE / Commentary & Opinion; Information technology Political aspects Australia.; Australia.; Australia Politics and government.; Politics and government; Internet Political aspects.; Information society Social aspects.
Local note: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access


  1. Contextualising our digital age
  2. Obama-o-rama?
  3. Social media
  4. Anti-social media
  5. All your base
  6. Elite digital media and digital media elites
  7. Policy in an age of information
  8. Epilogue An invitation to readers.