Internet Advocacy Center Library

The Internet Advocacy Center (IAC) is committed to educating the public affairs professional community and citizen activists about the use and potential use of digital technologies for shaping public policy and influencing the outcomes of elections. IAC has created this virtual library for this purpose, gathering links to high quality research and information to help you better understand how technology is transforming the political process.


Internet Politics and Related Issues & Research Websites

21st Century Project - The 21st Century Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and education program on science and technology policy, with a particular emphasis on the Internet, information policy, telecommunications, and the social and political trends tied to emerging new technologies.

Annenberg Public Policy Center - Established in 1994, the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania conducts and disseminates research, hosts lectures and conferences, and convenes roundtable discussions that highlight important questions about the intersection of media, communication, and public policy.

Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School - The Berkman Center is a research program founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. It represents a network of faculty, students, fellows, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and virtual architects working to identify and engage with the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace.

Center for Democracy & Technology - The Center for Democracy and Technology works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT seeks practical solutions to enhance free expression and privacy in global communications technologies. CDT is dedicated to building consensus among all parties interested in the future of the Internet and other new communications media

Center for the Digital Future - The Center for the Digital Future at the USC Annenberg School has been tracking a representative sample of the American population for over five years watching as people move on-line and then move from modems to broadband.

Center for Information Technology and Society - CITS is dedicated to research and education about the cultural transitions and social innovations associated with technology. The Center comprises a diverse team of more than a dozen scholars in the social sciences, engineering, and the humanities. We conduct research, organize public forums, provide multi-disciplinary doctoral education on technology and society, and facilitate partnerships with industry and the public sector.

Congress Online Project - The Congress Online Project is a program originally funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and conducted by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) to examine the use of Web sites and other forms of online communications by congressional offices. The goal of the project is to improve electronic communication between Members of Congress and the public.

Congressional Management Foundation - The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping Congress become a more productive and effective institution through better management. - is one of the best blogs on online strategy for politics. It is written by Colin Delany.

Hansard Society - The Hansard Society's E-Democracy programme seeks to develop innovative ways of using new interactive technologies to reconnect the UK's Parliament with citizens and encourage participation in the democratic process.

i-pol. i-pol features academic resources [literature, research, data and news] about Internet and politics.

Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet - The mission of the Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet is to promote the development of U.S. online politics in a manner that increases citizen participation and upholds democratic values.

New Organizing Institute - The New Organizing Institute is a unique grassroots program that trains young, technology-enabled political organizers to work for progressive campaigns and organizations. NOI has created a Wiki chock full of information about using technology in political and issue campaigns.

Pew Internet & American Life Project - The Pew Internet & American Life Project produces reports that explore the impact of the Internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life. The Project aims to be an authoritative source on the evolution of the Internet through collection of data and analysis of real-world developments as they affect the virtual world.

Politics Online - PoliticsOnline (POL) is the premier global company providing news, tools and strategies for using the Internet in politics and public affairs. The company was founded in 1996 and is now the oldest political Internet company - A team written blog about how the presidential candidates are using the web and how the web is using them.

WebArchivist - is a research and software development group based at the University of Washington and the SUNY Institute of Technology that works with scholars, librarians and archivists interested in preserving and analyzing materials created for and distributed on the Web.