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Innovation Edges, Advocacy Inflation, and Sedimentary Organizations

David Karpf

in The MoveOn Effect

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199898367
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949717 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898367.003.0007

Series: Oxford Studies in Digital Politics

Innovation Edges, Advocacy Inflation, and Sedimentary Organizations

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Chapter 7 offers a summary of findings and a series of concluding observations regarding the role of technology in American political advocacy. It offers a broader perspective on the intermediary role that the organizational layer of politics plays between elite political institutions and mass political behavior. The concluding observations discuss topics such as the mechanisms that facilitate continual change within the political system (innovation edges and advocacy inflation), the role of new media tools in facilitating new forms of “activated public opinion,” the disruptive challenges posed by the loss of “beneficial inefficiencies,” and the participatory benefits of the sedimentary character of netroots organizations.

Keywords: internet; netroots; political organizations; political innovation; technological innovation; activated public opinion; beneficial inefficiencies

Chapter.  7647 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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