The Internet is revolutionizing the way we live and interact with the world and is also changing the way we study. When it comes to politics we are faced with an immense volume of information which is often overwhelming, but properly harnessed can be inspiring and enlightening.
This indispensable new text equips the reader with the key skills needed to cut through the mass of material the web offers and use its real power. Today’s students and scholars need new coherent strategies to approach their interests and get the best out of information technology, this superb book builds and strengthens these skills. With a clear, concise and focused structure, this book:
- guides the reader to the best online politics sites and sources
- breaks the web down into manageable forms ideal for study
- deals with key issues such as plagiarism and newsgroups
- empowers study methods and builds confidence
- advises on how to quickly get the best search results.
Twenty-first century scholarship is presenting the academic community with new challenges and opportunities. This book analyzes the technology at every student’s fingertips and is a welcome gateway to the range of sources available. This is the ideal guide to the maze of online resources now available and will save students and scholars literally hours of time, opening up the best resource in contemporary politics and delivering the skills needed to master it.
This book will be of great interest to all students of politics and the media.
Table of Contents
1. Politics and the Internet 2. Resources on the Internet 3. Evaluating Resources 4. Using the Internet 5. Using the Results 6. Learning and Teaching on the Internet 7. Source Guide
Steve Buckler is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Birmingham. His main research interests are in political theory and political ideology.
David Dolowitz is Reader in the School of Politics and communication Studies at the University of Liverpool. His main research interests are in comparative pubic and social policy and in policy transfer between the United States and Britain.