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Social Science Computer Review

Volume 25, No. 4

Winter, 2007


Special Issue: Technology and Political Campaigns

Guest Editor: Costas Panagopoulos, Ph.D.


Technology and the Transformation of Political Campaign Communications / Costas Panagopoulos


The Technological Development of Congressional Candidate Websites: How and Why Candidates Use Web Innovations / James N. Druckman, Martin J. Kifer, & Michael Parkin


Closing the Gap, Raising the Bar: Candidate Web Site Communication in the 2006 Campaigns for Congress / Girish J. Gulati & Christine B. Williams


Trickle-Down Technology?  The Use of Computing and Network Technology in State Legislative Campaigns / Chapman Rackaway


Online Fundraising and Contributors in the 2004 Presidential Campaign / Costas Panagopoulos & Daniel Bergan


The Ineffectiveness of E-vites to Democracy: Field Experiments Testing the Role of E-Mail on Voter Turnout / David W. Nickerson


Weblog Campaigning in the German Bundestag Election 2005 / Steffen Albrecht, Maren Lübcke, & Rasco Hartig-Perschke

Note: Two additional symposium articles had to be delayed for space reasons to the 26(3) issue. These are:

Bloggers at the Gates: Ned Lamont, Blogs, and the Rise of Insurgent Candidates / Kevin A Pirch

Voters, MySpace and YouTube: The Impact of Alternative Communication Channels on the 2006 Election Cycle and Beyond / Vassia Gueorguieva

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