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Political Campaigning and Communication

Internet Election Campaigns in the United States, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan

Editors: Kiyohara, Shoko, Maeshima, Kazuhiro, Owen, Diana (Eds.)

  • Analyses contextual factors affecting the development of Internet election campaigns
  • Provides a comparative analysis of Japan, Korea, and Taiwan with the U.S. from 2012 to 2016
  • Examines how techniques and innovations developed in the US might apply to other contexts 
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This book investigates how institutional differences, such as the roles of political parties and the regulation of electoral systems, affect the development of Internet election campaigns in the U.S., Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. It examines whether or not the “Americanization of elections” is evident in East Asian democracies. While Japan is a parliamentary system, the U.S. and Korea are presidential systems and Taiwan is a semi-presidential system that has a president along with a parliamentary system. Furthermore, the role of the presidency in the U.S., Korea, and Taiwan is quite different. Taking these variations in political systems into consideration, the authors discuss how the electoral systems are regulated in relation to issues such as paid advertisements and campaign periods. They argue that stronger regulation of election systems and shorter election periods in Japan characterize Japanese uniqueness compared with the U.S., Korea, and Taiwan in terms of Internet election campaigns. 

About the authors

Shoko Kiyohara is Associate Professor in the School of Information and Communication, Meiji University, Japan and Visiting Researcher, Georgetown University, USA. She was awarded the 2014 Abe Fellowship.

Kazuhiro Maeshima is Professor in the Department of Global Studies, Sophia University, Japan.

Diana Owen is Associate Professor of Political Science in the Communication, Culture, and Technology graduate program at Georgetown University, USA.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • The Internet and the Americanization of Electoral Campaigning in East Asian Democracies

    Maeshima, Kazuhiro

    Pages 1-25

  • Characteristics of US Elections in the Digital Media Age

    Owen, Diana

    Pages 27-53

  • Comparing Institutional Factors That Influence Internet Campaigning in the US, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan

    Kiyohara, Shoko

    Pages 55-78

  • Media Environments in the United States, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan

    Ogasahara, Morihiro

    Pages 79-113

  • Is the Power of Online Campaigning in Japanese Electoral Politics a Myth? A Causal Inference Analysis of the 2013 Upper House Election

    Kobayashi, Tetsuro

    Pages 115-136

Buy this book

eBook £73.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63682-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £92.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63681-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Internet Election Campaigns in the United States, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan
Editors
  • Shoko Kiyohara
  • Kazuhiro Maeshima
  • Diana Owen
Series Title
Political Campaigning and Communication
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63682-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63682-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63681-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 212
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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