Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2018 Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Political Networks

  • Stefan StieglitzEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7131-2_86




The process by which public concerns, needs, and values are incorporated into governmental and corporate decision-making

Politics 2.0

The harnessing of the Internet’s lowered transaction costs and its condition of information abundance, toward the goal of building more participatory, interactive political institutions

Social media analytics

Its primary goal is to develop and evaluate scientific methods as well as technical frameworks and software tools for tracking, modeling, analyzing, and mining large-scale social media data for various purposes


Political networks are social aggregations where citizens and politicians are connected and share and discuss ideas on political processes.


In democratic countries, political parties feel responsible to participate in public political discussion. Following traditional theories, politicians and journalists bring up and moderate those political discourses as “agenda...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Science, Professional Communication in Electronic Media/Social MediaUniversity of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany

Section editors and affiliations

  • Talel Abdessalem
    • 1
  • Rokia Missaoui
    • 2
  1. 1.telecom-paristechParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversité du Québec en Outaouais (UQO)GatineauCanada