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The Wisconsin Spring: Social Media in Politically Charged Time
Handbook of Research on Political Activism in the Information Age (2014)
  • James Jorstad, University of Wisconsin
  • Jo Arney, University of Wisconsin
  • Kerry Kuenzi, University of Colorado, Denver
  • Cecilia G. Manrique, University of Wisconsin
Abstract
As a relatively new form of communication and information dissemination, the effect of social media on public awareness and public participation in political events is relatively unknown. Using the events that unfolded surrounding the election of Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin and the removal of collective bargaining rights of public employees as its main example, this chapter explores the relationship between social media, information dissemination, and collective action.
Keywords
  • Social media,
  • Effect of social media,
  • Public participation,
  • Information dissemination,
  • Collective action
Publication Date
2014
Editor
A.M.G. Solo
Publisher
GI Global
DOI
10.4018/978-1-4666-6066-3.ch012
Citation Information
James Jorstad, Jo Arney, Kerry Kuenzi and Cecilia G. Manrique. "The Wisconsin Spring: Social Media in Politically Charged Time" HersheyHandbook of Research on Political Activism in the Information Age (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kerry-kuenzi/2/