The first book of its kind, Congress and the Internet provides a comprehensive study on this important aspect of American politics. Its original research examines the profound impact of the Internet—both positive and negative—on the working of Congress from a variety of perspectives using leading scholars and practitioners with extensive experience—and a hand in implementing use of the Internet—on the Hill. Chapter topics address the procedural and cultural effect of the Internet on the legislative process; how the use of the Internet impacts the conduct of communication and business on Capital Hill; the advantages and disadvantages of computer-based communication and interaction between lawmakers and their constituents; how the internet is used to shape Congress's political agenda; the result of Internet lobbying on Congress; how the Internet is used as a campaign tool; and how the Internet influences civic engagement with Congress. For the Washington political community focused on Congress and computers.
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JAMES A. THURBER is Professor of government at American University and Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies. He is currently directing "Improving Campaign Conduct," a research project sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts. He is editor and coeditor of Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations, Second Edition; Remaking Congress: The Politics of Congressional Stability and Change; Campaign Warriors: Political Consultants in Elections; Crowded Airwaves: Campaign Advertising in Elections; Battle for Congress: Candidates, Consultants, and Voters; and Campaigns and Elections: American Style.
COLTON C. CAMPBELL is Assistant Professor of political science at Florida International University. He is the author of Discharging Congress: Government by Commission, and coeditor of several books, including: New Majority or Old Minority? The Impact of Republicans on Congress; The Contentious Senate: Partisanship, Ideology, and the Myth of Cool Judgment; Congress Confronts the Court: The Struggle for Legitimacy and Authority in Lawmaking; Congress and the Politics of Emerging Rights; and Congress and the Politics of Foreign Policy.
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