'The most recent US presidental election showed that voting behavior is far more complicated than expected; this book helps us to understand the digital tools citizens use to frame their vote decision.' - Sergio Picazo-Vela, Professor of Business Administration, Universidad de las Américas Puebla
'The radical change in citizens' access to specific and relevant information has profound implications for democracy. Soon, we may well feel that voting without searching for information on the internet is as irresponsible as making a major purchase without comparison shopping, or signing a binding contract without reading it. Google and Democracy makes a compelling, and reassuring, case for that future.' - Richard N. Engstrom, Associate Director of the Institute for Governmental Service and Research, University of Maryland
About the Author
Sean Richey is Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University, U.S.A. He was a Fulbright Fellow from 2013–2014 at the University of Tokyo. He was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Tokyo between 2004 and 2006. He researches American politics with a specialization in elections, voting behavior, public opinion, and quantitative methodology. His research has appeared in two peer-reviewed books, and in academic journals articles in Political Research Quarterly, the British Journal of Political Science, Political Communication, Political Behavior, International Studies Quarterly, and others.
J. Benjamin Taylor is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, U.S.A. He researches and teaches courses on American political behavior with a focus on the effect of media on political behavior and attitudes. He has published a peer-reviewed book, Extreme Media and American Politics: In Defense of Extremity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), and has published articles in Political Communication, State Politics & Policy Quarterly, American Politics Research, Politics & Religion, and Presidential Studies Quarterly.
The authors were featured in an interview with the Washington Post here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/12/22/heres-how-google-is-helping-not-hurting-democracy/?utm_term=.b86c169aa722