Campaign of the Future
Technological advances in voting, communication, and fundraising are changing American campaigns and elections in fundamental ways. Developments in microtargeting, web-based campaign advertisements, and even voting, itself, promise to empower new actors in campaigns and reshape the landscape for political communication. American democracy's move on-line will have profound implications for the future of traditional intermediary institutions, especially political parties, which have served as the primary avenues for individual participation and representation. The project on the Campaign of the Future seeks to bring together the relevant actors in the campaign system to analyze these trends in political communication, mobilization, and voting, and to assess their impact on American democracy. The project will involve conferences of academics and other experts, an edited volume, and a sole-authored book.
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- Harbridge, L. (2016). Solutions to Political Polarization in America. Edited by Persily, Nathaniel . New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 304p. Perspectives on Politics, 14(1), 237-239. doi:10.1017/S1537592715003837
- Persily, Nathaniel. Oct 10, 2015. "The Campaign Revolution Will Not Be Televised." The American Interest http://www.the-american-interest.com/2015/10/10/the-campaign-revolution-will-not-be-televised/