Israeli parliamentarians’ use of Personal Internet Tools

Sharon Haleva-Amir, a member of the DEL Network, published a paper in the World Political Science Review.
Titled “MKs Usage of Personal Internet Tools, 2009: On the verge of a New Decade”, this paper examines internet use as a personal political device among Members of the Knesset (MKs). It describes the social and political trends which promote Israeli and worldwide parliamentarians’ use of personal internet platforms such as blogs, microblogs, Facebook… It also reviews the changes which took place in MKs’ use of personal internet tools and discuss the distinction between Internet use as a means of political communication during campaigns and Internet use as a platform for interaction with the public while in office.
This paper received the ‘best paper for 2013′ award from the Israeli Political Science Association.

The paper is available on the World Political Science Review website.

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