The seminar on new media and politics will focus on the role of the internet and social media in political communication. Internet and social media in particular have developed into a important media for citizens, politicians, political parties, social movements, and authorities to communicate. New media and social network applications seem to reinforce the scope and speed with which these different actors interact with each other.
Each year the seminar will focus on a different topic. The seminar consists of two parts. In a firts part the theoretical context of the chosen topic is mapped. A second part of the seminar is based on a limited research phase, applying the theoretical appraoches to a specific case.