The special issue of the International Journal of Press-Politics on Digital Media, Power, and Democracy in Election Campaigns, edited by Andrew Chadwick and Jennifer Stromer-Galley (Syracuse University), is now published.
Featuring seven articles, including a piece by Newpolcom's Cristian Vaccari, the issue addresses the state of political parties, the ways digital media are being used in the tug and pull of political power between elites and ordinary citizens, and the role of traditional and professional media in those processes. Authors integrate new theory and original data from a wide range of countries including the USA, the UK, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, and India.
The articles in this special issue were first delivered as presentations to a workshop Andrew and Jennifer organized on “Digital Media, Power, and Democracy in Election Campaigns,” held July 1–3, 2015, at Washington, D.C.’s Omni Shoreham Hotel and at Greenberg House, Syracuse University’s base in the U.S. capital.
Table of Contents
1. Digital Media, Power, and Democracy in Parties and Election Campaigns: Party Decline or Party Renewal?—Andrew Chadwick and Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, and Syracuse University, USA
2. Party Campaigners or Citizen Campaigners? How Social Media Deepen and Broaden Party-Related Engagement—Cristian Vaccari and Augusto Valeriani, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, and University of Bologna, Italy
3. Looking Out or Turning in? Organizational Ramifications of Online Political Posters on Facebook—Benjamin Lee and Vincent Campbell, Lancaster University, UK, and University of Leicester, UK
4. Styles of Social Media Campaigning and Influence in a Hybrid Political Communication System: Linking Candidate Survey Data with Twitter Data—Rune Karlsen and Bernard Enjolras, Institute for Social Research, Norway
5. Four Functions of Digital Tools in Election Campaigns: The German Case—Andreas Jungherr, University of Mannheim, Germany
6. Old and New Media Logics in an Electoral Campaign: The Case of Podemos and the Two-Way Street Mediatization of Politics—Andreu Casero-Ripollés, Ramón A. Feenstra, and Simon Tormey, Universitat Jaume I de Castelló, Spain and University of Sydney, Australia
7. Campaigns, Digital Media, and Mobilization in India—Taberez Ahmed Neyazi, Anup Kumar, and Holli A. Semetko, Jamia Millia Islamia University, India, Cleveland State University, USA, and Emory University, USA
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