Social Media, Parties, and Political Inequalities

  • Authors
  • Kristof Jacobs
  • Niels Spierings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kristof Jacobs, Niels Spierings
      Pages 3-18
    3. Kristof Jacobs, Niels Spierings
      Pages 19-43
  3. Changes in the Power Balance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Kristof Jacobs, Niels Spierings
      Pages 77-101
    3. Kristof Jacobs, Niels Spierings
      Pages 103-129
    4. Kristof Jacobs, Niels Spierings
      Pages 131-155
  4. The Transformative Impact of Social Media

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Kristof Jacobs, Niels Spierings
      Pages 159-174
    3. Kristof Jacobs, Niels Spierings
      Pages 175-192
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 193-221

About this book

Introduction

This book examines how social media have transformed politics in established democracies. Specifically, the authors examine the influence of the unique qualities of social media on the power balance between and within parties. They present a general theory as well as an in-depth case study of the Netherlands and compare it to the US and European democracies. The authors show how and why social media's introduction leads to equalization for some and normalization for others. Additional to national politics, Jacobs and Spierings investigate often-overlooked topics such as local and European politics and the impact on women and ethnic minorities.

Keywords

Social media Twitter political parties populism postmaterialism elections campaigns personalization inequality normalization equalization Facebook gender Facebook material politics quality social media

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137533906
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57271-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-53390-6
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