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Twitter in Politics: A Comprehensive Literature Review


Andreas Jungherr


University of Konstanz - Deptment of Politics and Public Administration

February 27, 2014


Abstract:     
This literature review covers some 115 studies on the use of Twitter in politics. For this discussion, studies are grouped in three topical categories: studies addressing the use of Twitter by politicians and campaigns; studies addressing the use of Twitter by various publics during election and issue campaigns; and comments on Twitter during campaign events -- such as televised debates, party conventions, and election day coverage. I will start the review with a discussion of the theories, research designs, methods of data collection and data selection that were most common in the literature included in this review. Following this, I will provide short synopses of the included studies. I will close this working paper with a discussion of perspectives on further research.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 90

Keywords: Twitter, social media, election campaigns, literature review


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Date posted: March 1, 2014  

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Jungherr, Andreas, Twitter in Politics: A Comprehensive Literature Review (February 27, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2402443 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2402443

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Andreas Jungherr (Contact Author)
University of Konstanz - Deptment of Politics and Public Administration ( email )
P.O. Box D-85
Konstanz, D-78457
Germany
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