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Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

When a computer or a user is directly connected into a network and is capable of interacting with it, for example by querying the contents of a database.

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Online Campaigning

Stephen Coleman.

in Parliamentary Affairs

October 2001; p ublished online October 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 0 words.

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An American democracy network: factors shaping the future of on-line political campaigns

S Docter, WH Dutton and A Elberse.

in Parliamentary Affairs

July 1999; p ublished online July 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 0 words.

California's Centre for Governmental Studies developed the Democracy Network (DNet), one of the most innovative electronic voter guides on the Internet. This article looks at the motivations...

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Online Participation and Mobilisation in Britain: Hype, Hope and Reality

Stephen Ward, Rachel Gibson and Wainer Lusoli.

in Parliamentary Affairs

October 2003; p ublished online October 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 0 words.

This article examines the effects of the Internet on political participation in Britain. In particular it examines the ‘normalisation’ thesis which argues that the Internet will produce...

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Convergent Evolution: The Development of Online Engagement in Westminster and Whitehall Through the Use of Online Forums

Ross Ferguson.

in Parliamentary Affairs

January 2008; p ublished online November 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 4288 words.

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The Internet and the Public: Online and Offline Political Participation in the United Kingdom

Corinna di Gennaro and William Dutton.

in Parliamentary Affairs

April 2006; p ublished online March 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 6934 words.

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Australia and the Scottish Independence Referendum

Brian McNair.

in Scotland's Referendum and the Media

April 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: UK Politics. 4868 words.

The chapter analyzes data from print and online media, including online broadcaster sites, and includes an overview of the Australian media landscape. It also notes the significant...

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Narratives of Identity: Locating National Identity in the Public’s Discourse

Murrey Stewart Leith and Daniel P. J. Soule.

in Political Discourse and National Identity in Scotland

June 2011; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: UK Politics. 8559 words.

To examine how members of the nation enact their individual nationalism, this chapter focuses on discourses of ‘the daily plebiscite’. Enabled by electronic media and the internet, it...

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‘Liked’, ‘Shared’, Re-tweeted: The Referendum Campaign on Social Media

Margot Buchanan.

in Scotland's Referendum and the Media

April 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: UK Politics. 6010 words.

This chapter examines the independence referendum debate on Facebook and Twitter before and after polling day, noting the multi-modal nature of communication on social media through the use...

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Child maltreatment

Gwyther Rees.

in The well-being of children in the UK

March 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: UK Politics. 8968 words.

Child maltreatment is an umbrella term that incorporates various forms of abuse and neglect and also a broader range of experiences of violence and victimisation. Among experiences of...

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Simulating the 2011 Referendum in New Zealand

Mark C. Wilson and Geoffrey Pritchard.

in Parliamentary Affairs

October 2014; p ublished online April 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 4494 words.

On 26 November 2011, an indicative referendum was held in New Zealand with the aim of gauging public support for a change from the current parliamentary electoral system (mixed member...

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Digital Communication and Representational Interactivity: an Analysis of www.WriteToThem.com in Scotland

Hartwig Pautz.

in Parliamentary Affairs

January 2018; p ublished online June 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 8077 words.

Abstract

The potential of the Internet to address deficits in the relationship between representatives and represented has been discussed for some time. This...

What the UK General Elections of 2005/10 Tell Us about the Demand for Manifestos (and the Other Way Round)

T. Däubler.

in Parliamentary Affairs

April 2015; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 7781 words.

Conventional wisdom and rational choice theory agree: few citizens read election manifestos. The empirical observations that people do search for manifestos online and that UK parties do...

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New Zealand's Cabinet Manual: How Does It Shape Constitutional Conventions?

Grant Duncan.

in Parliamentary Affairs

October 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 8262 words.

The New Zealand Cabinet Manual is regarded as an authoritative guide to the conduct of the executive in that country, and it is now a public document accessible online. A similar Manual has...

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Britain's First Live Televised Party Leaders’ Debate: From the News Cycle to the Political Information Cycle1

Andrew Chadwick.

in Parliamentary Affairs

January 2011; p ublished online December 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 9862 words.

Britain's first ever live, televised, party leaders’ debate took place on 15 April 2010, during one of the most intriguing and closely fought general election campaigns in living memory....

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Cuts, Tweets, Solidarity and Mobilisation: How the Internet Shaped the Student Occupations

Yannis Theocharis.

in Parliamentary Affairs

January 2012; p ublished online November 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 10780 words.

After the UK government announced cuts to higher education and an increase in the tuition fee cap, thousands of students across the country used new media tools to organise peaceful...

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(Re)connecting Politics? Parliament, the Public and the Internet

Wainer Lusoli, Stephen Ward and Rachel Gibson.

in Parliamentary Affairs

January 2006; p ublished online November 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 8393 words.

Much concern has been voiced about the ability of UK parliamentary institutions and elected representatives to respond to twenty-first century politics. Consequently, there has been an...

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The Effect of Digital Media on MPs' Communication with Constituents

Andy Williamson.

in Parliamentary Affairs

July 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 5664 words.

The internet has created opportunities to restructure communication between MPs and constituents and has led to an increase in opportunity and, in some cases, motivation for MPs to...

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The Media and the 2010 Campaign: the Television Election?

Dominic Wring and Stephen Ward.

in Parliamentary Affairs

October 2010; p ublished online October 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 7133 words.

The 2010 election was one of the most competitive campaigns of recent decades. The first televised leaders' debates along with the rise of online social networking led to renewed...

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Towards a Trustee Model? Parliamentary Representation in the Internet Era: The Portuguese Case

Cristina Leston-Bandeira.

in Parliamentary Affairs

April 2012; p ublished online November 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 9587 words.

This article considers whether new media have shifted the focus and style of parliamentary representation in Portugal. The Portuguese case is an interesting one to look at because it has...

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Young People, Political Participation and Trust in Britain

Matt Henn and Nick Foard.

in Parliamentary Affairs

January 2012; p ublished online November 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 7860 words.

Young people in Britain are often characterised as disconnected from the formal political process and from democratic institutions. Certainly their rate of abstention in general election...

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