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Collective Action

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  • Bennett, D. & Fielding, P. 1999. The Net Effect: How Cyberadvocacy is Changing the Political Landscape. Washington, DC: Capitol Advantage.
  • Bimber, Bruce, Andrew Flanagin, and Cynthia Stohl. 2005. “Reconceptualizing collective action in the contemporary media environment.” Communication Theory 15 (4):365-388.
  • Cunningham, Ward, and Bo Leuf. 2001. The wiki way: Quick collaboration on the web. New York: Addison-Wesley.
  • DiMaggio, Paul, Eszter Hargittai, W. Russell Neuman, and John P. Robinson. 2001. “Social implications of the Internet.” Annual Review of Sociology 27 (1):307-336.
  • Eagleton-Pierce, Matthew. 2001. “The Internet and the Seattle WTO Protests.” Peace Review 13:331-337.
  • Earl, Jennifer. 2006. “Pursuing Social Change Online: The Use of Four Protest Tactics on the Internet.” Social Science Computer Review 24: 362-377.
  • Earl, Jennifer, and Alan Schussman. 2004. “Cease and Desist: Repression, Strategic Voting and the 2000 Presidential Election.” Mobilization 9:181-202.
  • Flanagin, Andrew, Cynthia Stohl, and Bruce Bimber. 2006. “Modeling the structure of collective action.” Communication Monographs 73 (1):29-54.
  • Jerit, J., J. Barabas, and T. Bolsen. 2006. “Citizens, knowledge, and the information environment.” American Journal of Political Science 50 (2):266-282.
  • Kahn, R., & Kellner, D. 2004. “New Media and Internet Activism: From the ‘Battle of Seattle’ to blogging.” New Media & Society, 6: 87-95.
  • McCaughey, M. and M.D. Ayers, eds. 2003. Cyberactivism: Online Activism in Theory and Practice. New York: Routledge.
  • Myers, Daniel J. 1994. “Communication Technology and Social Movements: Contributions of Computer Networks to Activism.” Social Science Computer Review 12:251-260.
  • Pigg, Kenneth E., and Laura Duffy Crank. 2004. “Building community social capital: The potential and promise of information and communications technologies.” The Journal of Community Informatics 1 (1).
  • Rheingold, H. (2002). Smart Mobs. Cambridge: Basic Books.
  • Rice, Ronald E. 2002. “Primary issues in Internet use: Access, civic and community involvement, and social interaction and expression.” In The handbook of new media: Social shaping and consequences of ICTs, edited by L. A. Lievrouw and S. M. Livingstone. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


  • Bimber, Bruce A. 2000. “The study of information technology and civic engagement.” Political Communication 17 (4):329-333.
  • Bimber, Bruce A. 2005. “The Internet and political fragmentation.” In Democracy in the 21st Century Conference. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
  • Jennings, M. K., and V. Zeitner. 2003. “Internet use and civic engagement: A longitudinal analysis.” Public Opinion Quarterly 67 (3):311-334.
  • Moy, P., E. Manosevitch, K. Stamm, and K. Dunsmore. 2005. “Linking dimensions of Internet use and civic engagement.” Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 82 (3):571-586.
  • Shah, D. V., J. C. Cho, W. P. Eveland, and N. Kwak. 2005. “Information and expression in a digital age: Modeling Internet effects on civic participation.” Communication Research 32 (5):531-565.
  • Uslaner, E. M. 2004. “Trust, civic engagement, and the Internet.” Political Communication 21 (2):223-242.
  • Witschge, Tamara. 2004. “Online deliberation: Possibilities of the Internet for deliberative democracy.” In Democracy online: The prospects for political renewal through the Internet, edited by P. Shane. New York: Routledge.

Five-minute Activism

Free Rider

  • Adar, Eytan, and Bernardo A. Huberman. 2000. “Free riding on Gnutella.” First Monday 5 (10).
  • Bimber, B., Flanagin, A. J., & Stohl, C. (2005). “Reconceptualizing Collective Action in the Contemporary Media Environment.” Communication Theory, 15, 365-388.

Political Action

  • Hindman, Matthew, Kostas Tsioutsiouliklis, and Judy A. Johnson. 2003. ”’Googlearchy’: How a few heavily-linked sites dominate politics on the web.”
  • Price, Vincent, Lilach Nir, and Joseph N. Cappella. 2006. “Normative and informational influences in online political discussions.” Communication Theory 16 (1):47-74.
  • Stanley, J. W., and C. Weare. 2004. “The effects of internet use on political participation: Evidence from an agency online discussion forum.” Administration & Society 36 (5):503-527.
  • Tolbert, C. J., and R. S. McNeal. 2003. “Unraveling the effects of the Internet on political participation?” Political Research Quarterly 56 (2):175-185.
  • Valentino, Nicholas A., Vincent L. Hutchings, and Dmitri Williams. 2004. “The impact of political advertising on knowledge, Internet information seeking, and candidate preference.” Journal of Communication 54 (2):337-354.
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