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Hooray for Holyrood?

Baxter, Graeme

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Graeme Baxter



Abstract

This presentation was delivered at a seminar that formed part of the "Informing the Good Society (InGSoc)" project (https://www.informingthegoodsociety.com/). The presentation provided an overview of the key results of a longitudinal series of studies (conducted since 2003) that have examined the use of the Internet by political actors in Scotland. The studies discussed included: those conducted during the Scottish Parliament Election campaigns of 2003, 2007 and 2011, as well as the 2010 UK General Election campaign; a study of MSPs' use of Twitter in early 2014; and a study of Internet and social media use by the main campaign groups, political parties and individual politicians involved in the Scottish independence referendum campaign in 2014.

Presentation Conference Type Lecture
Start Date Oct 30, 2015
Institution Citation BAXTER, G. 2015. Hooray for Holyrood? Twelve years of research into the use of the internet by political actors in Scotland. Presented at the Scottish info polity seminar, 30 October 2015, Edinburgh, UK.
Keywords Internet political actors; Scottish Parliament election campaigns; Social media; Scotland

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