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Politics as Usual

Politics as Usual
The Cyberspace `Revolution'

March 2000 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Examining the effects of the Internet on American politics, this book reveals its potential as a tool for empowering people to challenge existing power structures. However, the authors show how the American political system tends to normalize political activity, and thus the internet's vast subversive potential could be lost, rendering it just another purveyor of ignored information.
The Normalization of Cyberspace
Democracy in Cyberspace
A Brief History

Parties and Interest Groups
Organizing, Lobbying and Electioneering in Cyberspace

Elected Officials and Government Bureaucracy in Cyberspace
The Internet, Mass Media and Public Opinion
Doing Business on the Web
New Rules or New Taxes?

Gambling on the Internet
A Case Study in the Politics of Regulation

Criminal Activity in Cyberspace and What to Do About It
Democracy and Cyberspace
A Peek into the Future


"A well-written, thoughtful, and accessible academic book highly recommended for all libraries with Internet, politics, and public policy collections."

E. Lewis
New College of the University of South Florida

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