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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Management Foundation - The Congressional Management Foundation
(CMF) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping
Congress become a more productive and effective institution through
ePolitics.com - ePolitics.com is one of the best blogs on online strategy for politics. It is written by Colin Delany.
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.
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.
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.
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
techPresident.com - A team written blog about how the presidential candidates are using the web and how the web is using them.
WebArchivist - WebArchivist.org 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.