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作者 Katz, James Everett, author
書名 The social media president : Barack Obama and the politics of digital engagement / by James E. Katz, Michael Barris and Anshul Jain
出版項 New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2013]
國際標準書號 1137378352 (electronic bk.)
9781137378354 (electronic bk.)
book jacket
說明 1 online resource
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
1. A Wonderful Illusion: Citizen Participation in the Obama Era -- 2. Scholarship of the New Media Landscape -- 3. New Media and Electoral Politics: An Abbreviated History -- 4. The Social Media President -- 5. The Citizen's Briefing Book -- 6. White House Online Town Hall -- 7. Expert Labs -- 8. The Supreme Court Vacancies and the Health Care Debate -- 9. President OBama and the Government -- 10. Social Media, Policy, and Transparency -- 11. A Changes Focus -- 12. Analytical Perspective -- 13. Conclusion and Implications
Prominent in Barack Obama's political campaigns and presidency has been a promise to use social media tools to engage American citizens in the business of democratic governance, stirring the hopes of millions who believe in the democratizing potential of information and communication technology. Yet what has become of these promises? To what extent have they been realized? Shattering views of social media as a cure-all for limits on citizen deliberation and governmental representation, "The Social Media President: Barack Obama and the Politics of Digital Engagement" analyzes the White House's use of Twitter and other online tools for a wide range of policy initiatives and strategic campaigns. Drawing on interviews, case studies and social-media content, the authors provide a bold take on a subject too frequently prone to exaggerated expectations. By examining presidential campaigns since 1992 and the actions of President Obama since taking office in 2009, a clearer picture emerges about the strengths and weaknesses of social media for public engagement. In terms of setting national policy, or getting systematic citizen input, a social media-enabled future would not only be difficult to implement with foreseeable technology, it could actually erode democratic institutions of voting and representation. Yet social media's prominence continues to grow and it is destined to play an ever-larger role in political rhetoric, campaign strategies, governance appeals and public debate. The thoughtful attention the authors provide to the successes, limitations and missed opportunities of the Obama Administration should command the interest of concerned scholars, practitioners and citizens everywhere
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鏈接 Print version: Katz, James Everett. Social media president 9781137380845 (DLC) 2013035037 (OCoLC)861554036
主題 Obama, Barack
Communication in politics -- Technological innovations -- United States
Internet -- Political aspects -- United States
Presidents -- United States
Social media -- Political aspects -- United States
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General bisacsh
Electronic books
Alt Author Barris, Michael, author
Jain, Anshul, author
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