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Author Katz, James Everett, author.

Title The social media president : Barack Obama and the politics of digital engagement / James E. Katz, Michael Barris, and Anshul Jain.

Published New York, NY Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  973.932092 OBAM/ KATZ    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Physical description x, 215 pages ; 25 cm
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. I Framing the Issue -- 1.Introduction and Overview -- "Let Them Determine Its Course" -- The Promise and Its Appeal -- Models of American Government -- Lines of Inquiry -- Outline of the Book -- 2.Situating Social Media and Citizen Participation in the Obama Era -- Definitions: Digital Engagement, Social Media, and the Social Media President -- From One-way to Multi-way Communication: A Gateway to Becoming a Social Media President -- Structures of Usage of the Public's Voice in White House Social Media Exercises -- Three Modalities of Social Media Interaction between Government and Citizens -- Topical Focus and Case Study Selection -- 3.Digital Media and Electoral Politics: An Abbreviated History -- Elections and Governance as Digital Media Emerges -- Digital Media and the Presidency: The Challenge of Governance -- pt. II The Obama Presidency -- 4.Framing the "People's White House": Crowdsourcing and the Citizen's Briefing Book --
Contents note continued: Expectations of Changing the Way Washington Works -- Crowdsourcing in the Obama Administration Agenda: The Citizen's Briefing Book -- Results of the Exercise -- Impact of Report -- Conclusion -- 5.White House Online Town Hall -- Seeking to Engage the American Public via Social Media -- Critics Evaluate the Online Town Hall -- Questions of Control and Predictability in Open Forums -- The Pattern Continues -- Ideologies of Engagement and Nonengagement -- Conclusion -- 6.Grand Challenges: Crowdsourcing a Vision for Science and Technology -- "Fully Open Government" Grand Challenge -- New Crowdsourcing Tool -- Disconnection between Crowdsourcing and Policy Innovations -- Conclusion -- 7.The Supreme Court Vacancies and the Healthcare Debate -- Supreme Court Vacancies: Why Was Social Media Voting Not Used? -- Social Media to Combat Opposition to Healthcare -- Assessments of Healthcare Initiatives and Social Media -- Conclusion --
Contents note continued: 8.Social Media Modalities: Examples and Patterns from the Obama White House -- Three Modalities of Social Media for Government Policy -- The "We the People" Campaign -- Other Efforts to Gain Engagement -- Free Moral Labor: Engaged Citizens as Propagators of Presidential Viewpoints -- Conclusion -- 9.Propagation of Social Media Modalities in the Federal Government -- Resonance and Limits within the Administration -- Implementation and Bureaucracy: Putting the Federal Data Sharing/Transparency Directive into Action -- Broader Operational Goals and Transparency -- Progress in the Early Obama Administration -- Interbranch Realities: A Changed Landscape -- Democracy Watchdogs Review President Obama's Early Social Media Strategy -- Assessment of Progress in the Early Years across the Three Modalities -- Recent Progress -- Glass Suggestion Boxes, Domestic and International -- Conclusion -- pt. III Perspectives and Outlook on the Social Media President --
Contents note continued: 10.Analytical Perspectives -- Sincere Motivations in a Constrained Landscape -- Operational Shortcomings -- Strategic Manipulation -- The Nonfeasibility of Direct Mass Engagement -- An Absence of Design -- Additional Considerations -- Top-Down Leadership and Pronouncements about Social Media -- Social Media and Citizen Imagination: Bringing the President Close -- Sustaining the Engagement -- Conclusion: The Road Not Taken -- 11.Conclusions and Implications -- Broader Patterns of Social Media Realities -- Digital Divide and Fundamental Inequalities of Digital Engagement -- Strengthening Bureaucracies in Surprising Ways -- Blowback of Disappointed Supporters -- Misplaced Faith in the Wisdom of the People, as Reflected in Plebiscites and Low-Interest Issues -- Social Media Models of Behavior: "Economic Actor" Vis-a-vis "Technocratic Citizen" -- Civic Culture and Empowerment -- Covert Activities and Hidden Consequences --
Contents note continued: Is There a Future for Presidential Social Media? -- Closing Remarks -- Implications for Future Directions -- Perils of Social Media Steering -- Appendix: Scholarship of Digital Media and the American Political Landscape -- The Democratizing Potential of Information and Communication Technologies -- Practical Limitations to Deliberative Democracy -- Political Communication Scholarship -- Presidential Scholarship -- Media and Public Opinion Scholarship -- Civic Engagement Scholarship -- Digital Media and Transparency -- Tapping the Organizing Power of Social Media.
Other author Barris, Michael, author.
Jain, Anshul (Political scientist), author.
Subject Obama, Barack.
Communication in politics -- Technological innovations -- United States.
Internet -- Political aspects -- United States.
Presidents -- United States.
Social media -- Political aspects -- United States.
ISBN 1137380845