The Routledge Handbook of Internet Politics (2009)


Consisting of over 30 specially commissioned chapters featuring over 50 authors, this major field-building project is co-edited by Andrew Chadwick, Director of the New Political Communication Unit and Philip N. Howard, Professor of Communication, University of Washington. Published by Routledge, it is divided into four sections: Institutions, Behavior, Identities, and Law and Policy, the Handbook is:

  • A prestige reference work providing a thematically organized overview of the whole subject area of Internet politics and policy, broadly defined.
  • A survey of the state of the art including emerging and cutting edge areas.
  • A synthesis of important work and a means of punctuating the development of a scholarly field.
  • A means of providing linkages to established theories of media and politics, political communication, governance, deliberative democracy and social movements.
  • Made up of a strong cast of international scholars; a mix of big names, rising stars and more junior academics drawn from the US, the UK, Europe and beyond.

Chadwick, A. and Howard, P. N. (eds) (2009) The Routledge Handbook of Internet Politics (Routledge, New York and London). 512pp. For more detail click here.