Reminder: each of our sessions represents 2+ weeks in a normal 10 week course!


For Week 1 – Intro and Political Systems


For Week 2 – eGovernment


  • Castells: Materials for an exploratory theory of the network society (eReserve – not in folder)
  • Expanding Dialogue: The Internet, Public Sphere, and Transnational Democracy (eReserve – not in folder)

For Week 3 – Digital Advocacy and Electioneering

  • Bloggers at the Gates: Ned Lamont, Blogs, and the Rise of Insurgent Candidates. Social Science Computer Review. 2008; 26; 275. DOI: 10.1177/0894439307305634. UW Library Offsite Link
  • Campaign Ads, Online Messaging, and Participation. Journal of Communication. doi:10.1111/j.1460-2466.2007.00363.x
  • How has Web 2.0 reshaped the presidential campaign in the United States? (pdf)
  • Is a knowledge society possible without freedom of access to information?.Journal of Information Science. 2007; 33; 387. DOI: 10.1177/0165551506075327. UW Library Offsite Link
  • A nation divided: how technology influences the American political process. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. 2001. ACM Portal
  • Real-Time Politics: The Internet and the Political Process. The Information Society, 18:31 1– 331, 2002
  • Square Pegs & Round Holes: Applying Campaign Finance Law to the Internet – Risks to Free Expression and Democratic Values. ACM. Proceedings of the tenth conference on Computers, freedom and privacy: challenging the assumptions. ACM Portal.

For Week 4 – What Comes Next?


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