Walter Lance Bennett
Topic: Digital Media and Politics
Description: The ways in which we communicate and organize politically are changing rapidly with the development of digital media technologies. This course explores the importance of digital media in contemporary politics with primary focus on political participation and political organization. The course will balance theory, methods, and case studies (primarily focused on elections and forms of collective action such as protests and social movements). The readings and discussions address important theory and empirical findings a rapidly changing field. Discussions will extend beyond the classroom to include a class blog that will enable us to continue exploring earlier topics as the course progresses, along with posting links and resources to illustrate and challenge the class material.
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