Rachel Gibson


Electronic democracy? The impact of new communications technology on Australian democracy

How have those involved in the political process, including government, political parties, MPs and civil society groups used new technology ask Peter Chen, Rachel Gibson and Karin Geiselhart. On the one hand there is the potential for increased big brother surveillance of citizens, on the...

Does cyber campaigning win votes? Online communication in the 2004 Australian election

Studies of web use during elections have focused mainly on the content of websites and the major factors driving parties and candidates' adoption of the technology. Evaluation of the electoral impact of web campaigns have been more limited. This study addresses this question using the...