The Resource Political Turbulence : How Social Media Shape Collective Action, Taha Yasseri, Helen Margetts, Peter John, Scott Hale

Political Turbulence : How Social Media Shape Collective Action, Taha Yasseri, Helen Margetts, Peter John, Scott Hale

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Political Turbulence : How Social Media Shape Collective Action
Title
Political Turbulence
Title remainder
How Social Media Shape Collective Action
Statement of responsibility
Taha Yasseri, Helen Margetts, Peter John, Scott Hale
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
As people spend increasing proportions of their daily lives using social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, they are being invited to support myriad political causes by sharing, liking, endorsing, or downloading. Chain reactions caused by these tiny acts of participation form a growing part of collective action today, from neighborhood campaigns to global political movements. Political Turbulence reveals that, in fact, most attempts at collective action online don’t succeed, but some give rise to huge mobilizations—even revolutions. Drawing on large-scale data generated from the Internet and real-world events, this book shows how mobilizations that succeed are unpredictable, unstable, and often unsustainable. To better understand this unruly new force in the political world, the authors use experiments that test how social media influence citizens deciding whether or not to participate. They show how different personality types react to these social influences and identify which types of people are willing to participate at an early stage in a mobilization when there are few supporters or signals of viability. The authors argue that pluralism is the model of democracy that is emerging in the social media age—not the ordered, organized vision of early pluralists, but a chaotic, turbulent form of politics.This book demonstrates how data science and experimentation with social data can provide a methodological toolkit for understanding, shaping, and perhaps even predicting this democratic turbulence
Biographical or historical data
Helen Margetts is professor of society and the Internet and director of the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford; Peter John is professor of political science and public policy at University College London; Scott Hale is a data scientist at the Oxford Internet Institute; Taha Yasseri is a research fellow in computational social science at the Oxford Internet Institute.
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IN-ChSCO
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Yasseri, Taha
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other
LC call number
HM1206
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Hale, Scott
  • John, Peter
  • Margetts, Helen
  • De Gruyter
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  • Social media
  • Social Sciences
  • Political Science, other
  • Political Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
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specialized
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Political Turbulence : How Social Media Shape Collective Action, Taha Yasseri, Helen Margetts, Peter John, Scott Hale
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. How Social Information Changes the World
  • 5. Visibility Versus Social Information
  • 6. Personality Matters
  • 7. How It All Kicks Off
  • 8. From Political Turbulence to Chaotic Pluralism
  • Appendix
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Tables
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1. Collective Action Goes Digital
  • 2. Tiny Acts of Political Participation
  • 3. Turbulence
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(288 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873555
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400873555
Other physical details
illustrations.
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)460006
  • (OCoLC)984651873
  • (DE-B1597)9781400873555
Label
Political Turbulence : How Social Media Shape Collective Action, Taha Yasseri, Helen Margetts, Peter John, Scott Hale
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. How Social Information Changes the World
  • 5. Visibility Versus Social Information
  • 6. Personality Matters
  • 7. How It All Kicks Off
  • 8. From Political Turbulence to Chaotic Pluralism
  • Appendix
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Tables
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1. Collective Action Goes Digital
  • 2. Tiny Acts of Political Participation
  • 3. Turbulence
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(288 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873555
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400873555
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)460006
  • (OCoLC)984651873
  • (DE-B1597)9781400873555

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