Click on Democracy examines the first national election in which the Internet played a major role. The contributors argue that the Internet's most profound political impact on Election 2000 has largely been missed or underestimated. The reason: the difference it made was more social than electoral, more about building political communities than about generating votes and money. The contributors to Click on Democracy talk at length with the people who are using the Internet in new and effective ways, and who are capitalizing on the Internets power as a networking tool for civic action. Viewed from this bottom-up perspective, the Internet emerges as an exciting and powerful source of renewal for civic engagement. The new foreword is from Scott Heiferman and William Finkel, both of Meetup, Inc.
Table of Contents
Foreword to the Paperback Edition -- Preface to the Paperback Edition -- Preface -- Don't do it, Drew -- Election.dud -- Hype -- Humility -- Hope -- Communities of Belief -- Communities of Action -- Communities of Identity -- Communities of Discourse -- The Future -- Epilogue