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Social Uses of the Web by Environmental Activists: a Look at Digital Engagement


What trends are shaping contemporary political communication and behaviour in Canada, and where are they heading? What’s Trending in Canadian Politics? examines the shifting nature of political communication and democratic governance in a digital age. Exploring the effects of conventional and emerging political communication practices in Canada, contributors investigate topics such as the uses of digital media for political communication, grassroots-driven protest, public behaviour prediction, and relationships between members of civil society and the political establishment. This interdisciplinary volume lays robust theoretical and methodological foundations for the study of transformative trends in political communication and in the relationship between political actors, institutions, and democracy. Original and timely, What’s Trending in Canadian Politics? sheds light on digital innovations while also providing a broader perspective on the online and offline dynamics of contemporary Canadian political engagement.
This book will find an audience among students, scholars, and practitioners of Canadian politics, governance, political communication, media studies, party politics, and political campaigning and elections. Engaged Canadian citizens will also find much to pique their interest.


Touir, G., Millerand, F., Latzko-Toth, G. (2019). Social Uses of the Web by Environmental Activists: a Look at Digital Engagement. Dans Lalancette, M., Raynauld, V., Crandall, E. (éds.), What’s #Trending in Canadian Politics? Understanding Transformations in Power, Media, and the Public Sphere, Vancouver : UBC Press.