The Internet & State Political Party Organizations
The Internet has changed politics but has it revolutionized it at the state level? The answer is no. With the Internet used as a tool to increase the speed of communication and news, there appear to be minimal differences at the state level from previous literature. The factors that play a role in how die Internet is used are limited. Party identification has the most influence; consequently, party culture seems to play the biggest role. Tlus explanation, however, is used to describe a majority of the differences in politics all together. As parties have become increasingly polarized on the issues, their cultures remain different. While I would argue that a more recent analysis of party culture at the state level is desperately needed, it also seems unlikely that the partynulls cultures are merging. Much of die conclusions drawn from this study confirm the national party cultures as indicative of state level politics, despite the age of these two cultures, which have dominated the literature since the 1980s.
Franklin and Marshall College Archives, Undergraduate Honors Thesis 2006
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