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Given the advanced state of digital technology and social media, one would think that the Democratic and Republican Parties would be reasonably well-matched in terms of their technology uptake and sophistication. But as past presidential campaigns have shown, this is not the case. So what explains this odd disparity? Political scientists have shown that Republicans effectively used the strategy of party building and networking to gain campaign and electoral advantage throughout the twentieth century. In Prototype Politics, Daniel Kreiss argues that contemporary campaigning has entered a new technology-intensive era that the Democratic Party has engaged to not only gain traction against the Republicans, but to shape the new electoral context and define what electoral participation means in the twenty-first century. Prototype Politics provides an analytical framework for understanding why and how campaigns are newly "technology-intensive," and why digital media, data, and analytics are at the forefront of contemporary electoral dynamics. The book discusses the importance of infrastructure, the contexts within which technological innovation happens, and how the collective making of prototypes shapes parties and their technological futures. Drawing on an analysis of the careers of 629 presidential campaign staffers from 2004-2012, as well as interviews with party elites on both sides of the aisle, Prototype Politics details how and why the Democrats invested more in technology, were able to attract staffers with specialized expertise to work in electoral politics, and founded an array of firms to diffuse technological innovations down ballot and across election cycles. Taken together, this book shows how the differences between the major party campaigns on display in 2012 were shaped by their institutional histories since 2004, as well as that of their extended network of allied organizations. In the process, this book argues that scholars need to understand how technological development around politics happens in time and how the dynamics on display during presidential cycles are the outcome of longer processes.

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9780199350247 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 1, 2016, cover price $99.00

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9780199350254 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, July 1, 2016), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Given the advanced state of digital technology and social media, one would think that the Democratic and Republican Parties would be reasonably well-matched in terms of their technology uptake and sophistication.

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Product Description: From the early demise of Trent Lott at the hands of bloggers to the agonized scream of Howard Dean; from Daily Kos and the blogosphere to the rise of Twitter and Facebook, politics and new media have co-existed and evolved in rapid succession...read more

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9781138652477 | Routledge, May 2, 2016, cover price $135.00 | About this edition: From the early demise of Trent Lott at the hands of bloggers to the agonized scream of Howard Dean; from Daily Kos and the blogosphere to the rise of Twitter and Facebook, politics and new media have co-existed and evolved in rapid succession.

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9781138652484 | Reprint edition (Routledge, May 2, 2016), cover price $44.95 | About this edition: From the early demise of Trent Lott at the hands of bloggers to the agonized scream of Howard Dean; from Daily Kos and the blogosphere to the rise of Twitter and Facebook, politics and new media have co-existed and evolved in rapid succession.

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Product Description: The Impact of YouTube on U.S. Politics provides a historical, descriptive, and conceptual analysis of the broad and evolving political impact of YouTube. It specifically addresses how politicians, campaigns, the media, and the public utilize YouTube for political campaigning, communication, and engagement...read more

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9780739183496 | Lexington Books, August 14, 2014, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: The Impact of YouTube on U.

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9781498500012 | Reprint edition (Lexington Books, February 26, 2016), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: The Impact of YouTube on U.

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Product Description: Social media are revolutionizing the American electoral process. Their integral role in facilitating campaign communication and networking has rapidly evolved into a standard element of candidate strategy, voter engagement, and media reporting...read more
By Dan Schill (editor)

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9780199355846 | Oxford Univ Pr, June 17, 2014, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: Social media are revolutionizing the American electoral process.

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Product Description: The proliferation of social media has altered the way that people interact with each other - leveling the channels of communication to allow an individual to be "friends" with a sitting president. In a world where a citizen can message Barack Obama directly, this book addresses the new channels of communication in politics, and what they offer...read more

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9781137380852 | Palgrave Macmillan, December 18, 2013, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: The proliferation of social media has altered the way that people interact with each other - leveling the channels of communication to allow an individual to be "friends" with a sitting president.

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9781137380845 | Palgrave Macmillan, December 18, 2013, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The proliferation of social media has altered the way that people interact with each other - leveling the channels of communication to allow an individual to be "friends" with a sitting president.

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Product Description: Online social media are changing the face of politics in the United States. Beginning with a strong theoretical foundation grounded in political, communications and psychology literature, Tweeting to Power examines the effect of online social media on how people come to learn, understand and engage in politics...read more

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9780199965076 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, December 30, 2013, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: Online social media are changing the face of politics in the United States.

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9780199965090 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 30, 2013, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Online social media are changing the face of politics in the United States.

Politics and the Twitter Revolution: How Tweets Influence the Relationship between Political Leaders and the Public by John H. Parmelee and Shannon L. Bichard is the first comprehensive examination of how Twitter is used politically. Surveys and in-depth interviews with political Twitter users answer several important questions, including: Who follows the political leaders on Twitter, and why? How persuasive are political tweets? Is political Twitter use good for democracy? These and other questions are answered from theoretical perspectives, such as uses and gratifications, word-of-mouth communication, selective exposure, innovation characteristics, and the continuity-discontinuity framework. In addition, content analysis and frame analysis illustrate how political leaders' tweets frame their policies and personalities. The findings in Politics and the Twitter Revolution show Twitter to be surprisingly influential on political discourse. Twitter has caused major changes in how people engage politically. Followers regularly take actions that are requested in leaders' tweets, and, in many cases, leaders' tweets shape followers' political views more than friends and family. Other findings raise concerns. For some, Twitter use contributes to political polarization, and there is frequently a disconnect between what followers expect from leaders on Twitter and what those leaders are giving them.

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9780739165003 | 1 edition (Lexington Books, November 25, 2011), cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Politics and the Twitter Revolution: How Tweets Influence the Relationship between Political Leaders and the Public by John H.

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9780739165010 | Lexington Books, January 18, 2013, cover price $34.99

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Product Description: iPolitics provides a current analysis of new media's effect on politics. Politicians rely on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to exercise political power. Citizens around the world also use these tools to vent political frustrations, join political groups, and organize revolutions...read more
By Richard L. Fox (editor) and Jennifer M. Ramos (editor)

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9781107015951 | Cambridge Univ Pr, November 21, 2011, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: iPolitics provides a current analysis of new media's effect on politics.

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9781107667655 | Cambridge Univ Pr, November 28, 2011, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: iPolitics provides a current analysis of new media's effect on politics.

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Product Description: The 2008 US presidential campaign saw politicians utilizing all types of new media -- Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Twitter, e-mail, and cell phone texting – to reach voters of all ages, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, and sexual orientations...read more

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9780415879781 | Routledge, November 11, 2010, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: The 2008 US presidential campaign saw politicians utilizing all types of new media -- Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Twitter, e-mail, and cell phone texting – to reach voters of all ages, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, and sexual orientations.

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9780415879798 | Routledge, November 11, 2010, cover price $45.95 | About this edition: The 2008 US presidential campaign saw politicians utilizing all types of new media -- Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Twitter, e-mail, and cell phone texting – to reach voters of all ages, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, and sexual orientations.

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Product Description: The political campaign is one of the most important organizations in a democracy, and whether issue, or candidate, specific, it is one of the least understood organizations in contemporary political life. With evidence from ethnographic immersion, survey data, and social network analysis, Philip Howard examines the evolving act of political campaigning and the changing organization of political campaigns over the last five election cycles, from 1996 to 2004...read more

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9780521847490 | Cambridge Univ Pr, October 17, 2005, cover price $89.99 | About this edition: The political campaign is one of the most important organizations in a democracy, and whether issue, or candidate, specific, it is one of the least understood organizations in contemporary political life.

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9780521612272 | Cambridge Univ Pr, September 30, 2005, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: The political campaign is one of the most important organizations in a democracy, and whether issue, or candidate, specific, it is one of the least understood organizations in contemporary political life.

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