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”Every little helps”. Cyber campaigning in the 2007 Irish General Election

Sudulich, Laura, Wall, Matthew (2010) ”Every little helps”. Cyber campaigning in the 2007 Irish General Election. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 7 (4). pp. 340-355. ISSN 1933-1681. E-ISSN 1933-169X. (doi:10.1080/19331680903473485) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article explores the impact of cyber-campaigning on candidates' electoral performance in the 2007 Irish general election. As such, we investigate the extent to which previous findings in this area are generalizable, testing them in a new political context. Our methodological approach seeks to deal with some of the critiques that have been leveled against the validity of previous findings regarding the electoral effects of cyber-campaigns. We do so by controlling for levels of candidate campaign expenditure, as well the extent to which candidates were viewed as “favorites” or “outsiders” to win seats during the campaign. Finally, we present the first analysis in this field of whether the effects of cyber-campaigning are constant across constituencies with varying technological profiles.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/19331680903473485
Uncontrolled keywords: Cyber-campaigning, elections, electorate's technological profile, Irish politics
Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Laura Sudulich
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2018 14:29 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:19 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66206 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Sudulich, Laura: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4337-1576
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