Interpreting hashtag politics : policy ideas in an era of social media / Stephen Jeffares
- Jeffares, Stephen
- Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
- Physical Description:
- xiii, 184 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Policy ideas and hashtag politics -- Theorising policy ideas -- The lifecycle of policy ideas -- Identifying policy viewpoints -- Social media and policy practices -- Capturing the digital footprint of policy discussion -- Interpreting social media data -- The future of hashtag politics.
- "Why do policy actors create branded terms like Big Society and does launching such policy ideas on Twitter extend or curtail their life? This book argues that the practice of hashtag politics has evolved in response to an increasingly congested and mediatised environment, with the recent and rapid growth of high speed internet connections, smart phones and social media. It examines how policy analysis can adapt to offer interpretive insights into the life and death of policy ideas in an era of hashtag politics. This text reveals that policy ideas can at the same time be ideas, instruments, visions, containers and brands, and advises readers on how to tell if a policy idea is dead or dying, how to map the diversity of viewpoints, how to capture the debate, when to engage and when to walk away. Each chapter showcases innovative analytic techniques, illustrated by application to contemporary policy ideas."--Publisher's website.
- Internet in public administration
- Public administration—Technological innovations
- Communication in politics—Technological innovations
- Web 2.0—Political aspects
- Online social networks—Political aspects
- Public administration—Citizen participation—Technological innovations
- Decision making—Citizen participation—Technological innovations
- Electronic Government
- Soziale Software
- Politische Kommunikation
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-176) and index.
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