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ERIC Number: ED450437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 27
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Third Parties and Internet Campaigning: An Analysis of Cultural and Structural Barriers.
Colston, Nicole Marie
The Internet presents a unique opportunity for third party candidates in presidential campaigns. The growing popularity of the Internet offers the potential for equal access despite unequal resources and limited media coverage. This study examined the "Vote Nader" Web site in its attempts to overcome traditional cultural and structural barriers through Internet campaigning. Four criteria for evaluating Web sites (format, language, multimedia, and links) provided the framework for the study. The ultimate result is a rhetorical analysis of the Green Party as they adapt their vision to fit current political realities and transcend traditional structural and cultural barriers to third parties. The analysis reveals the need for more interactivity, self-promoting language, and credibility through diverse sources. Contains 13 references. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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