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The Role of Twitter in the 2016 US Election

Editors: Galdieri, Christopher J., Lucas, Jennifer C., Sisco, Tauna S. (Eds.)

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  • Presents a diversity of methodological and theoretical approaches to the role of social media in elections
  • Provides a focused look at Twitter as a platform of political communication
  • Has wider implications for the role of technology in political elections
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This book assembles six chapters by respected and emerging scholars in political science and communication to produce a first sustained look at Twitter's role in the 2016 US Presidential Election. While much attention has already been paid to Trump's use of Twitter as a phenomenon—how it helps drive news cycles, distracts attention from other matters, or levies attacks against rivals, the news media, and other critics—there has been little scholarly analysis of the impact Twitter played in the actual election. These chapters apply an impressive diversity of theoretical explanations and methodological approaches to explore how this new technology shaped an American election, and what impact it could have in the future. 

About the authors

Christopher J. Galdieri is Associate Professor of Politics at Saint Anselm College, USA. He received his doctorate from the University of Minnesota, and is a frequent commentator on New Hampshire and presidential primary elections. He has published in Politics and Policy, New England Journal of Political Science, and Columbia Journalism Review.

Jennifer C. Lucas is Professor of Politics at Saint Anselm College, USA. Her research has appeared in Politics & Gender, American Politics Research, and Social Science Quarterly.  

Tauna S. Sisco is Associate Professor of Sociology at Saint Anselm College, USA. Her work has appeared in several edited volumes as well as in Feminist Media Studies and the Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: Politics in 140 Characters or Less

    Galdieri, Christopher J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Less Is More Ideological: Conservative and Liberal Communication on Twitter in the 2016 Race

    Marietta, Morgan (et al.)

    Pages 7-20

  • Tweet You Very Much: An Analysis of Candidate Twitter Usage from the 2016 Iowa Caucus to Super Tuesday

    Granberg-Rademacker, J. Scott (et al.)

    Pages 21-44

  • Candidate Image: When Tweets Trump Tradition

    Hixson, Kim

    Pages 45-62

  • Tweeting on the Campaign Trail: The When, How, and What of Donald Trump’s Tweets

    Perry, Luke (et al.)

    Pages 63-74

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eBook $39.99
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Hardcover $54.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Role of Twitter in the 2016 US Election
Editors
  • Christopher J. Galdieri
  • Jennifer C. Lucas
  • Tauna S. Sisco
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68981-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68981-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68980-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88695-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 121
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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