Normalising or Equalising Party Competition? Assessing the Impact of the Web on Election Campaigning
A core question addressed by parties and internet scholars is whether the medium is equalising or normalising levels of inter-party competition, Are minor parties better placed to compete for voters' attention online (equalisation), or do major parties continue to dominate (normalisation)? To date, most research has supported the latter scenario through 'supply-side' comparisons of website content in a single election. This article re-examines the debate using Australian surveys of election...[Show more]
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