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Electronic Democracy: Using the Internet to Transform American Politics

New edition of groundbreaking book details the history of online politics, shows how the Net can be used effectively as a political tool

February 22, 2002, Medford, NJ — Information Today, Inc. has announced the publication of a new edition of Electronic Democracy: Using the Internet to Transform American Politics, by Graeme Browning, with a foreword by Adam Clayton Powell, III. In this fully revised and updated second edition of her groundbreaking 1996 book, award-winning journalist Browning details the colorful history of politics and the Net, describes the key Web-based sources of political information, offers practical techniques for influencing legislation online, and provides a fascinating, realistic vision of the future. 

The new edition covers the following:

  • Using the Internet to organize local, state, and national political campaigns
  • Finding and communicating with key policy makers, the media, and organizations online
  • Political forums, electronic mailing lists, information resources, and databases on the Web
  • Voting booths for the millennium: the future of online voting technology and the Net
  • Propaganda, privacy, the digital divide, and more: the “dark side” of online politics
Graeme Browning has worked as a reporter for The Washington Post, The (Baltimore) Sun, the Chicago Sun-Times, National Journal, and United Press International, as well as having served as editorial director of the Internet Policy Institute. She is Associate Editor for Federal Computer Week, the leading source for news on information technology in the federal government.

Praise for the first edition of Electronic Democracy:

“An essential book for anyone who wants to navigate the political dimensions of the Internet.… an appealingly nonpartisan approach, showing how you can use the Internet as a powerful tool to make your concerns known or to gather information on important issues.”
The Washington Times

Electronic Democracy is the first practical guide to explain how anyone can use the Internet to become a player in the political process.… Graeme Browning has made a roadmap for Americans who want to participate electronically in local or national government…expert and insightful analysis….”

— Midwest Book Review

“The Internet is a powerful instrument to enhance citizen participation in government. This book will help voters use the Internet to study the issues and make their voices heard.”

— Congressman Vernon J. Ehlers, R-Mich
Chairman, Information Systems Working Group
of the House Oversight Committee

“By harnessing the power of the Internet to inform, organize, and advocate, Americans can use technology to broaden and deepen their role in our representative democracy. Combining political savvy with computer know-how, Graeme Browning shows us how.”

—Bill Bradley

Electronic Democracy, 2nd edition Electronic Democracy: Using the Internet to Transform American Politics, Second Edition
by by Graeme Browning

Electronic Democracy: Using the Internet to Transform American Politics, Second Edition is a CyberAge Book from Information Today, Inc. (ITI). It is available in better bookstores everywhere through Chicago-based trade distributor Independent Publishers Group (IPG), or by calling the publisher at 800-300-9868 (outside the U.S. call 609-654-6266); faxing 609-654-4309; e-mailing, or simply click on the "Order Now" button (left). 

2002/190 pp/softbound 
ISBN: 0-910965-49-8

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