Internet and Politics in Review: An Analysis on the Profile of Brazilian Papers presented between 2000 and 2011
Keywords:Internet and Politics, Digital Democracy, Academic Research, Political Communication, Brazil.
AbstractThis article focuses on the appropriation of the subject "Internet and Politics" by Brazilian Social Sciences. For this, we analysed 299 papers presented at 11 conferences in the areas of Sociology, Political Science and Social Communication from 2000 to 2011 in Brazil. The method was based on a content analysis with the intention of showing the main authors, research centres, political and technological objects, theoretical approaches, methods, techniques and coverage areas of the papers presented in each of these conferences. On the one hand, the results indicate a number of concentrations and differences regarding authors, institutions and geographical regions involved in the research. On the other hand, there is evidence of greater consolidation and ripening of the area, which is focused on more specific objects and presents a growth of empirical studies. Keywords: Internet and Politics, Digital Democracy, Academic Research, Political Communication, Brazil. Submission date: 2012-12-26Acceptance date: 2013-03-08