Fabienne Greffet and Simon Gadras are the guest editors of the last special issue of the International Journal of Electronic Governance (IJEG) on “New Developments in Online Political Participation”. This special issue is made up of the papers selected by an international scientific committee for the “Online political participation and its critics” symposium organized by the DEL network in June 2013 in Paris.
It provides an overview of theoretical approaches as well as case studies that reflect the complexity and the diversity of online political participation as an object of research, especially through web 2.0.
The special issue is available on the International Journal of Electronic Governance website.
Table of content:
“Towards a comprehensive approach of online political participation”
Simon Gadras and Fabienne Greffet
“Online participation: from ‘invited’ to ‘invented’ spaces”
“Joining the online video conversation? Discourse and practices of European political institutions and politicians on YouTube”
Patrícia Dias Da Silva
“Political carnivalism and an emerging public space: examination of a new participatory culture on Twitter”
Chang Sup Park
“The #OCCUPY network on Twitter and the challenges to social movements theory and research”
Davide Beraldo; Juan Galan-Paez
“National and state-level politics on social media: Twitter, Australian political discussions, and the online commentariat”
“The cultural meanings of Israeli Tokbek (talk-back online commenting) and their relevance to the online democratic public sphere”
Gonen Dori-Hacohen; Nimrod Shavit