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Refereed articles, book chapters and conference papers

Ackland, Robert, Gibson, Rachel K., Lusoli, Wainer, & Ward, Stephen (2007). Mapping ‘small things’ on the Web: Assessing the online presence of the nanotechnology industry. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, San Francisco, May 24-28, 2007. PDF availableAbstract not availableData not available

 
Chen, Peter, Gibson, Rachel K., Lusoli, Wainer, & Ward, Stephen (2007). Australian governments and online communication. In S. Young (Ed.), Government Communication in Australia (pp. 161-180). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press. PDF not availableAbstract availableData not available

 
Ward, Stephen, Lusoli, Wainer, & Gibson Rachel K. (2007). Australian MPs and the Internet: Avoiding the Digital Age? Australian Journal of Public Administration, 66(2). PDF availableAbstract is availableData not available

 
Schifferes, Steve, Ward, Stephen & Wainer Lusoli (2007). What’s the Story…? Online News Consumption in the 2005 UK Election. Unpublished manuscript. PDF availableAbstract not availableData not available

 
Ward, Stephen & Mary Francoli (2007). 21st Century Soapboxes? MPs and their blogs. Paper presented at the Annual conference of the PSA, University of Bath, 12-14 April 2007. PDF availableAbstract not availableData not available

 
Gibson, R. K., Lusoli, W., & Ward, S. (2007). The Australian public and politics online. Paper presented at the Annual conference of the PSA, University of Bath, 12-14 April 2007. PDF availableAbstract not availableData not available

 
Lusoli, Wainer & O'Brien, Martin (2007). Citizen calling. Or not. An exploratory study of young people’s use of new media to engage with crime. Paper submitted to the DEMO-net eParticipation Workshop, Örebro University, 18 April 2007. PDF availableAbstract not availableData not available

 
Ward, Stephen & Vedel, Thierry (2006). Introduction: The potential of the Internet Revisited. Parliamentary Affairs, 59(2), pp. 210-225. PDF availableAbstract is availableData not available

 
Coleman, Stephen, Shifman, Limor & Ward, Stephen (2006). Only Joking? Online Humour in the 2005 UK General Election. Unpublished manuscript, Oxford Internet Institute. [please contact Steve for a full copy of the paper] PDF not availableAbstract is availableData not available

 
Ward, Stephen, Lusoli, Wainer & Gibson, Rachel K. (2006). The Same the World Over? Candidate Campaigning Online in the UK and Australia. Paper presented at the EPOP Conference, University of Nottingham, 9-11 September 2006. PDF availableAbstract is availableData available

 
Lusoli, Wainer , Ward, Stephen, & Gibson, Rachel K. (2006). (Re)connecting Politics? Parliament, the Public and the Internet. Parliamentary Affairs, 59(1), pp. 24-42. PDF availableAbstract is availableData not available

 
Gibson, Rachel K. &Römmele, Andrea (2006). Down Periscope: the Search for High-Tech Campaigning at the Local Level in the 2002 German Federal Election. The Journal of E-Government. 2(3): 85-101. PDF not availableAbstract is availableData not available

 
Lusoli, Wainer (2006). Of windows, triangles and loops: the political economy of the e-democracy discourse. Comunicazione Politica, 7(1), pp. 27-48. PDF availableAbstract is availableData not available

 
Ward, Stephen (2005). Internet & E-Democracy, in Andrew Geddes & Jonathan Tonge (eds.) Britain Decides, Basingstoke: Palgrave. PDF not availableAbstract is availableData not available

 
Gibson, Rachel K. & Römmele, Andrea (2005) Truth and Consequence in Web Campaigning: Is there an Academic Digital Divide?, European Political Science. 4(3): 273-287. PDF not availableAbstract is availableData not available

 
Ward, Stephen, & Lusoli, Wainer (2005). 'From Weird to Wired': MPs, the Internet and Representative Politics in the UK. Journal of Legislative Studies, 11(1), pp. 57-81. PDF availableAbstract is availableData not available

 
Gibson, Rachel K., Ward, Stephen , & Lusoli, Wainer  (2005). Old Politics, New Media: Parliament, the Public and the Internet. Paper presented at the Political Studies Association Conference, University of Leeds, 5-7 April 2005. PDF not availableAbstract is availableData not available

 
Gibson, Rachel K., Lusoli, Wainer , & Ward, Stephen  (2005). Online Participation in the UK: Testing a 'contextualised' model of Internet effects. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 7(4), pp. 561-583. PDF availableAbstract is availableData not available

 
Lusoli, Wainer (2005). The Internet and the European Parliament Elections: Theoretical Perspectives, Empirical Investigations and Proposals for Research. Information Polity, 10(3/4), pp. 153-163. PDF availableAbstract is availableData not available

 

Lusoli, Wainer (2005). A second-order medium? The Internet as a source of electoral information in 25 European countries. Information Polity, 10(3/4), pp. 247-265.

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Coleman, Stephen & Ward, Stephen (Ed.)(2005) Spinning the Web: Online Campaigning during the 2005 General Election, London: Hansard Society.

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Lusoli, Wainer  & Ward, Stephen  (2005) Logging On or Switching Off? The Public and the Internet at the 2005 General Election, in Stephen Coleman and Ward, Stephen (Ed.) Spinning the Web: Online Campaigning during the 2005 General Election, London: Hansard Society.

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Lusoli, Wainer  & Ward, Janelle (2005). 'Politics makes strange bedfellows': the Internet in the 2004 European Parliament election. Harvard International Journal of Press / Politics, 10(4), pp. 71-97.

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Ward, Stephen , Gibson, Rachel K., & Lusoli, Wainer  (2005). Parties and the Virtual Campaign: The 2005 Election Online. Paper presented at the EPOP Conference, University of Essex, 9-11 September.

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Ward, Stephen & Lusoli, Wainer (2005). 'From Weird to Wired': MPs, the Internet and Representative Politics in the UK. Journal of Legislative Studies, 11(1), pp. 57-81.

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Lusoli, Wainer & Ward, Stephen (2005). Hunting Protestors: Mobilisation, Participation, and Protest Online in the Countryside Alliance, in Oates, Sarah, Owen, Diana & Gibson Rachel K. (Eds.)(2005). The Internet and Politics: Citizens, Voters and Activists. New York: Routledge. PDF availableAbstract not availableData not available

 
Lusoli, Wainer & Ward, Stephen (2004). Digital Rank-and-File: Party Activists' Perceptions and Use of the Internet. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 6(4), 453-470. PDF availableAbstract is availableData not available

 
Gibson, R. K. (2004). Web Campaigning from a Global Perspective, Asia-Pacific Review 11(1): 95-126. PDF not availableAbstract is availableData not available

 
Gibson, Rachel K., Lusoli, Wainer & Ward, Stephen (2004). Phile or Phobe? Australian and British MPs and the New Communications Technology. Paper presented at the 100th Annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, 2-5 September 2004. PDF availableAbstract is availableData not available

 
Ward, Stephen & Lusoli, Wainer (2004). "From Weird to Wired": MPs, the Internet and representative politics in the UK. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association, 5-8 April 2004, University of Lincoln. PDF availableAbstract is availableData not available

 
Ward, Stephen, Gibson, Rachel K. & Lusoli, Wainer (2003). Participation and Mobilisation Online: Hype, Hope and Reality. Parliamentary Affairs, 56(3), 652-668. PDF availableAbstract is availableData not available

 
Lusoli, Wainer and Stephen J. Ward (2003) Hunting Protestors: Mobilisation, Participation, and Protest Online in the Countryside Alliance. Paper presented at the ECPR Joint Sessions, Edinburgh, 28 March - 2 April. PDF availableAbstract is availableData not available

 
Gibson, Rachel K. & Ward, Stephen (2003). "German parties and Internet campaigning in the 2002 Federal Election, German Politics 12(1): 79-104. PDF not availableAbstract is availableData not available

 
Lusoli, Wainer and Ward, Stephen (2003) Digital Rank-and-File: Party Activists' Perceptions and Use of the Internet. Paper presented at the APSA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, 28-31 August 2003.

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Lusoli, Wainer, Ward, Stephen and Gibson, Rachel K. (2002) Political Organisations And Online Mobilisation: Different Media - Same Outcomes?New Review of Information Networking, 8, pp. 89-107.

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Gibson, Rachel K., Stephen J. Ward and Lusoli, Wainer (2003). The Internet and Political Campaigning: the new medium comes of age? Representation, 39(3), 166-180.

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StephenWard, Lusoli, Wainer and Gibson, Rachel K. (2003) Virtually Participating: A Survey of Online Party Members. Information Polity, 7(4), 199-215.

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Gibson, Rachel K., Lusoli, Wainer and Stephen J. Ward (2002) Online Campaigning in the UK: The Public Respond? Paper presented at the APSA 2002 Conference,Boston, August 29 - September 1 2002.

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Stephen J. Ward and Lusoli, Wainer (2003) Dinosaurs in Cyberspace? British Trade Unions and the Internet. European Journal of Communication, 18(2), pp. 147-179.

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Stephen J. Ward and Gibson, Rachel K. (2003) Online and On Message? Candidate Websites in the 2001 General Election. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 5(2), pp. 188-205.

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Gibson, Rachel K., Michael Margolis, David Resnick & Ward, Stephen (2002). Election campaigning on the WWW in the US and UK: a comparative analysis. Party Politics, 9(1), pp. 47-75.

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Gibson, Rachel K. & Ward, Stephen (2002). Virtual Campaigning: Australian Parties and the Impact of the Internet. Australian Journal of Political Science. 37 (1): 99-129.

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Ward, Stephen (2001). Political Organisations and the Impact of the Internet: Toward a Theoretical Framework. Paper presented at the ECPR Joint Sessions, Grenoble, April 6-11th 2001.

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Gibson, Rachel K. & Ward, Stephen (2000). A Proposed Methodology for Measuring the Function and Effectiveness of Political Web-Sites. Social Science Computer Review. 18(3): 301-319.

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Newell, James L., Gibson, Rachel K. & Ward, Stephen (2000). New parties, new media: Italian party politics and the Internet. Southern European Society and Politics. 5(1): 123-142.

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Ward, Stephen & Gibson, Rachel K. (2000). The Politics of the Future? UK Parties and the Internet. In Stephen Coleman (ed.) Elections in the age of the Internet: Lessons from the United States. London: Hansard Society: 29-36.

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Gibson, Rachel K. & Ward, Stephen (2000). 'Perfect Information, Perfect Democracy, Perfect Competition': Politics and the Impact of New ICTs. In Rachel Gibson and Ward, Stephen (eds.). Reinvigorating Democracy: British Politics and theInternet</1>, pp. 9-26. Aldershot: Ashgate.

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Gibson, Rachel K. & Ward, Stephen (2000). British Party Activity in Cyberspace: New Media, Same Impact?. In Rachel Gibson and Ward, Stephen (eds.). Reinvigorating Democracy: British Politics and theInternet</1>, pp. 9-26. Aldershot: Ashgate.

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Gibson, Rachel K. & Ward, Stephen (2000). An Outsiders Medium?: The European Elections and UK Party Competition on the Internet. In P.Cowley, D. Denver, A. Russell & Lisa Harrison (eds). British Parties and Elections Review. London: Frank Cass.

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Gibson, Rachel K. & Ward, Stephen (1999). Party Democracy Online: UK Parties and New ICTs. Information, Communication and Society. 2(3):240-267.

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Gibson, Rachel K. & Ward, Stephen (1998). UK Political Parties on the Internet: 'Politics as Usual' in the New Media? Harvard International Journal of Press/Poltics. 3(3): 14-38.

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Ward, Stephen & Gibson, Rachel K. (1998). The First Internet Election? UK Political Parties and Campaigning in Cyberspace. In Ivor Crewe, Brian Gosschalk & John Bartles (Eds.) Political Communications: The General Election Campaign of 1997.

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Books, edited books and journal special issues

Ward, Stephen & Vedel, Thierry (eds.) (2006). UK Politics and The Internet - The First Decade. Parliamentary Affairs, 59(2) [special issue on e-democracy]. PDF availableAbstract is not availableData not available

 
Oates, Sarah, Owen, Diana & Gibson Rachel K. (Eds.) (2006). The Internet and Politics: Citizens, Voters and Activists. New York: Routledge. HTML linkAbstractnot availableData not available

Lusoli, Wainer, & Jankowski, Nicholas W. (Eds.). (2005). The World Wide Web and the 2004 European Parliament Election. Special issue: Information Polity, 10 (3/4). HTML availableAbstract not availableData not available

 
Gibson Rachel K., Römmele, Andrea & Ward, Stephen (Eds.)(2004) Electronic Democracy: Political Organisations, Mobilisation and Participation Online. London: Routledge. PDF not availableAbstract not availableData not available

Gibson Rachel K., Römmele, Andrea & Ward, Stephen (Eds.)(2003) Parties and Campaigning on the WWW, Special Issue of Party Politics, 9(1). PDF not availableAbstract availableData not available

Gibson, Rachel K., Nixon., Paul & Ward, Stephen (Eds.) (2003). Political parties and the Internet: Net gain? London: Routledge. HTML linkAbstract not availableData not available

Gibson, Rachel K. & Ward, Stephen (Eds.) (2000). Reinvigorating Democracy? British Politics and the Internet. Aldershot: Ashgate. HTML availableAbstract not availableData not available

Research Reports

Chen, Peter, Geiselhart, Karin & Gibson, Rachel (2006). Report No. 6: Electronic Democracy? The Impact of New Communications Technology on Australian Democracy (Democratic Audit of Australia Report N. 6). Canberra: Australian National University . PDF availableAbstract availableData not available

Ward, Stephen (2006). Research Report - Parliamentary Representation in the Internet Age: An Anglo-Australian Comparison (Res 335-25-0029). Oxford: Oxford Internet Institute.

The ESRC end of award report for 'Parliamentary Representation in the Internet Age'.

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Ward, Stephen, Rachel K. Gibson & Lusoli, Wainer   (2005). The promise and perils of ‘virtual representation’ - The public view. NOP opinion survey of online political transactions in the UK, February 2005. Salford: ESRI and ESRC eSociety Programme.

We report here the findings from a public opinion survey commissioned from NOP. In-home interviews were conducted with 1932 British adults aged 18+ between 9-14 December 2004.

The survey explores four principal areas:

  • Citizens’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviours with respect to their MP and representative institutions.

  • Citizens’ behaviours and attitudes concerning the use of the Internet – the web and email – to interact with British representative institutions and MPs.

  • Citizens’ knowledge of, and attitudes toward, a range of currently available online political transactions – e-government, e-voting and e-democracy – involving a range of British political institutions.

  • Socio-demographic controls including gender, age, education, working status, social grade, income, digital technologies in the home, location.
     
The results were press released by the ESRC on 24 February 2005.
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Lusoli, Wainer, Ward, Stephen & Rachel K. Gibson (2004, December). Directory of representatives' websites: UK and Australia [Web Document]. Salford: ESRI.

A directory of representatives websites, including statistics on website adoption by UK MPs (December 2004).

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Gibson, Rachel K. & Ward, Stephen (2003). Participation, political organisations and the impact of the internet (ESRC End of Award report L215252036). Salford: ESRI.

The ESRC end of award report for 'Internet, political organisations and Participation'.

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Rachel K. Gibson, Lusoli, Wainer and Steve J. Ward. UK Political Participation Online: The Public Response. A survey of citizens' political activity via the Internet. Salford: ESRI.

The results of our UK public opinion survey on the political uses of the Internet (8 pages). Results have been press released by the ESRC.

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