Digital Politics in Canada: Promises and Realities
Digital Politics in Canada addresses a significant gap both in the scholarly literature on media in Canada and in Canadian political science. Using a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, historical, and focused analysis of Canadian digital politics, this book covers the full scope of actors in the Canadian political system, including traditional political institutions of the government, elected officials, political parties, and the mass media. At a time when issues of inclusion are central to political debate, this book features timely chapters on the rapid digitization of Indigenous people, women, and young people, and takes an in-depth look at key issues of online surveillance and internet voting. Ideal for a wide-ranging course on the impact of digital technology on the Canadian political system, this book encourages students to engage critically.
- World Rights
- Page Count: 336 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
Author InformationTamara A. Small is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph.
Harold J. Jansen is a professor in the Department of Political Science at University of Lethbridge.
Table of contents
Preface: The Politics of Disruption
Introduction: Twenty Years of Digital Politics in Canada
Tamara A. Small and Harold J. Jansen
Section I: Political Institutions
1. Digital Representation: The Normalization of Social Media into Political Offices
Alex Marland and Stephen Power
2. Digital Government and Democratic Trust: From Online Service to Outward Engagement
3. Open Government: Was It Just a Moment?
4. Internet Voting: Strengthening Canadian Democracy or Weakening It?
Nicole Goodman and Chelsea Gabel
5. Electronic Surveillance: The Growth of Digitally-Enabled Surveillance and Atrophy of Accountability in Law Enforcement and Security Agencies
6. Political Parties: Political Communication in the Digital Age
Tamara A. Small and Thierry Giasson
7. Digital Journalism: The Struggle for Relevance of the Canadian Media
Section II: Political Digital Citizenship
8. Democratic Citizenship: How Do Canadians Engage with Politics Online?
Harold J. Jansen, Royce Koop, Tamara A. Small, Frederic Bastien, and Thierry Giasson
9. Young People: Politics and Digital Technologies
Allison Harell, Dietlind Stolle, Philippe Duguay, and Valérie-Anne Mahéo
10. Online Mobilization: Tweeting Truth to Power in An Era of Revised Patterns of Mobilization 2.0 in Canada
Mireille Lalancette and Vincent Raynauld
11. Digital Indigenous Politics: “there’s more than one political show in town”
12. Digital Feminism: Subverting the Neoliberal Chill in Canada
Samantha C. Thrift
Subjects and Courses