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Political Behavior and Technology : Voting Advice Applications in East Asia (Hardcover)

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This volume considers the operation of computerized voting advice applications (VAAs) and the consequences they have on voter behavior in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. As the use of VAAs grows beyond the large party systems of European parliamentary democracies into an Asian context, new questions are emerging about the nature of political information, its role in shaping vote choices, the implications of VAAs for parties, and the cultural and institutional mediation of these technologies. The evidence shows that VAA use in East Asia has significantly different implications than in the more familiar European cases where VAA use is quite common. Although VAAs are intended to simplify vote choices and encourage issue voting, the results here show that they increase participation among otherwise politically alienated populations and they may encourage voting for minor parties.

Number of Pages: 188
Genre: Computers + Internet, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Information Technology, Civics + Citizenship, Social Aspects/General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Language: English
Street Date: November 17, 2015
TCIN: 50240116
UPC: 9781137522061
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-7364
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