This 2002 book is a very good resource to use becuase it is a look at the potential influence of online forums in politics. Primarily dealing with online voting and voter registration, it is a look at the best potential ways to find out information as both a voter or activist. It takes a very detailed look at the use of the internet in the 1996 elections and how this election was somewhat of an experiment to figure out how to best use the internet in politics.
This website has tons of links to great resources. Both profit and non-profit websites with political blogs are readily available. The information on the website allows for a good starting place to look into the relationship between blogs and politics in American. By seperating the different types of blogs out there, it makes it much easier to scoure the internet for information about blogs and politics.
This is the best resource I have found in the library concerning teh use of blogs in American democracy. It is a short read coming in at about 150 pages and gives tons of information about bloggers and their actual participation in politics. Like most political books about stratifying an electorate, it has tons of data. Great resource.
This recent essay on the importance of blogs in politics is a very informative and compelling work. Denzer's essay has a deep focus upon the origins and the effects of blogs upon the American political structure. It also has a tremendous amount of links that lead to great resources for anyone interested in the internet and American politics. An excellent resource.
This book is a compilation of many articles concerning blogs. After tracking down a copy, it seems to have a huge amount of information about the influences of blogs upon American culture. With a variety of articles, culture and politics come up in varying degrees. A great place to find out some more detailed information about the influence of blogs upon the American populace.
This book is an older version of Davis' later Politics Online. Unlike his later endeavor, Web is a theory based book. It feels as if this book gives Davis' theory for how the internet should work with politics and Politics Online is his research into trying to prove his hypotheses. Still a good earlier work about the potential power of the internet in teh electoral process and delibrative democracy.
This blog is one of the few blogs devoted to both race and politics. Though there are many blogs out there that talk about these issues, this site is overtly about African Americans and politics. It is interesting becuase it shows how diverse, yet specific blogs can become. Though it is not the only type of blog like this, it is interesting because it allows for an African American opinion over the blogisphere.
This article is less than a year old and does not have to deal with American politics. However, it is a well written critique and analysis of the influences of political blogs upon a democracy. It gives an international take upon the importance of blogs upon a democratic populace.