What's Trending in Canadian Politics?

Understanding Transformations in Power, Media, and the Public Sphere
University of British Columbia Press
  • erschienen am 29. Juli 2019
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  • Hardcover
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  • 340 Seiten
978-0-7748-6115-1 (ISBN)
Canada's political landscape has changed, but scholars are still grappling with the profound alterations brought about by the internet and social media. What's Trending in Canadian Politics? examines political communication and democratic governance in a digital age. Exploring the effects of conventional and emerging political communication practices in Canada, contributors investigate topics such as the uses of digital media for political communication, grassroots-driven protest, public behaviour prediction, and relationships between members of civil society and the political establishment. This interdisciplinary volume lays robust theoretical and methodological foundations for the study of transformative trends in political communication and in the relationship between political actors, institutions, and democracy. Original and timely, What's Trending in Canadian Politics? sheds light on digital innovations while providing a broader perspective on the online and offline dynamics of contemporary Canadian political engagement.
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20 tables, 15 charts, 11 b&w photos
  • Höhe: 166 mm
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  • Breite: 236 mm
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  • Dicke: 23 mm
  • 622 gr
978-0-7748-6115-1 (9780774861151)
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Mireille Lalancette is a political communication professor at Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres. Vincent Raynauld is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Emerson College, Boston, and an affiliate professor in the Departement de lettres et communication sociale at Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres. Erin Crandall is an assistant professor in the Department of Politics at Acadia University, Nova Scotia.
Introduction: Identifying and Studying Trends in Canadian Politics / Vincent Raynauld, Mireille Lalancette and Erin Crandall

Part 1: Trends in Political Engagement and Democratic Practice

1 Social Uses of the Web by Environmental Activists: A Look at Digital Engagement / Ghada Touir, Florence Millerand, and Guillaume Latzko-Toth

2 Rethinking Digital Activism as it Unfolds: Ambient Political Engagement on Twitter during the 2012 Quebec Student Strike / Vincent Raynauld, Mireille Lalancette, and Sofia Tourigny-Kone

3 Bytes and Bitumen: A Case Study of Mediated Discourse on, and Digital Advocacy for, TransCanada's Proposed Energy East Pipeline / Patrick McCurdy and Jacob Groshek

4 Transforming the Disengaged: Social Media and Youth in Canada / Shelley Boulianne

5 Trolling Stephen Harper: Internet Memes as Online Activism / Mireille Lalancette, Tamara A. Small, and Maxime Pronovost

6 From Spheres to Trajectories of Publicness: Exploring How the 2010 Toronto G20 Protests Were Communicated through Social Platforms / Thomas Poell

Part 2: Political Actors Trending, Interacting, and Reaching Their Audiences

7 Of Walls and Whispers: The Use of Facebook during the 2012 Quebec Election / Yannick Dufresne, Thierry Giasson, and Mickael Temporao

8 Cabinet Solidarity in an Age of Social Media: A Case Study of Twitter Use by Member of Parliament Carolyn Bennett / J.P. Lewis, Mireille Lalancette, and Vincent Raynauld

9 Does the Difference Compute? Data-Driven Campaigning in Canada / Fenwick McKelvey and Jill Piebiak

10 Beyond Market Intelligence: New Dimensions in Public Opinion Research / Andre Turcotte

Part 3: Engaging, Consulting, and Framing: Trending Practices in Institutions and the Government

11 Covering the Court: How News Media Frames Social Science Evidence and Supreme Court Decisions on Physician-Assisted Dying / Erin Crandall, Kate Puddister, and Mark Daku

12 The Notion of Social Acceptability: Lay Citizens as a New Political Force / Stephanie Yates with Myriam Arbour

Conclusion: Unpacking Trending Practices in Canadian Politics / Mireille Lalancette, Erin Crandall, and Vincent Raynauld

Contributors; Index
Observers of democratic politics are struggling to make sense of the rapid changes in political communication; What's Trending in Canadian Politics? offers many helpful insights into what's changing and why it matters. Scholars are still coming to terms with the transformative effects the internet and social media are having on politics, public policy, social activism, and public discourse in Canada, in part due to a paucity of empirical research. This volume goes a long way in advancing our knowledge of the seismic shifts taking place in political communication.

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