Synopsis: A book talk with Rasmus Nielsen, author of Ground Wars: Personalized Communication in Political Campaigns.
Start Time: Thursday, April 19, 2012 4:30 PM
End Time: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Location: Wood Lawn Mansion
Address: 191 Ryders Lane
Campus: Douglass
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Speaker: Rasmus Nielsen
Sponsor: Eagleton Institute of Politics
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Name: Randi Chmielewski
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Contact Phone: (732) 932-9384 ext. 331
Additional Information: Political campaigns today are won or lost in the so-called ground war--the strategic deployment of teams of staffers, volunteers, and paid part-timers who work the phones and canvass block by block, house by house, voter by voter. Ground Wars provides an in-depth ethnographic portrait of two such campaigns, New Jersey Democrat Linda Stender's and that of Democratic Congressman Jim Himes of Connecticut, who both ran for Congress in 2008. Ground Wars reveals how personalized political communication is profoundly influencing electoral outcomes and transforming American democracy. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen is research fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford and assistant professor at Roskilde University in Denmark.