Political Scandal, Corruption, and Legitimacy in the Age of Social Media
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Political Scandal, Corruption, and Legitimacy in the Age of Social Media

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Media & Communications for 2019.

Kamil Demirhan (Bülent Ecevit University, Turkey) and Derya Çakır-Demirhan (Bülent Ecevit University, Turkey)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: December, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 295
ISBN13: 9781522520191|ISBN10: 1522520198|EISBN13: 9781522520399|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2019-1


The way in which social media is utilized has changed over the years, making it a growing forum for political discussion. Due to this, analyzing relationships between social media and politics can lead to an increased awareness of current political affairs.

Political Scandal, Corruption, and Legitimacy in the Age of Social Media is an essential research source for the latest information on national and international political propaganda and opinions spread by technological forums. Featuring expansive coverage on a number of relevant topics and perspectives, such as environmental justice, alternative ideology, and information and communication technologies (ICTs), this publication is ideally designed for researchers, students, and professionals seeking current research on the connection between social media and politics and its impact on modern society.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Alternative Ideology
  • Digital Interactive Media
  • E-Government
  • Environmental Justice
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • WikiLeaks

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Kamil Demirhan has been working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, in Bülent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey since 2016. He received his PhD in Political Science and Public Administration from Hacettepe University in 2015. His research interests include political theory, social media and politics, and e-government. He has publications on social media and politics, ICTs and political participation, and contemporary political issues. He worked as a visiting scholar at Aarhus University. He took part in several projects on social media and politics, Internet and democracy.
Derya Çakir-Demirhan has been working as a Lecturer at the School of Foreign Languages, Bülent Ecevit University, Turkey. She is a PhD candidate in political science, at Hacettepe University. She received her B.A in American Culture and Literature from Hacettepe University. She received her minor degree and M.A in political science from Hacettepe University. Her research interests are citizenship studies, multiculturalism, immigration, women studies, Turkish politics and American politics.