This title was first published in 2000. This volume examines the extent to which digital technology, such as the World Wide Web, e-mail and developing database software, are being used within the political institutions and organization. The focus is on the UK political system with some reference to the US. The chapters cover central themes surrounding British politics and the use of the Internet and other emerging technologies. Topics include an overview of the development and use of the Internet and its influence, the impact on central and local government, promoting better democratic citizenship, the use of information communication technologies by political parties, the implications of Internet and e-mail use by pressure groups to aid campaigning, and many more.