The presentation “Politics 2.0” (Session 5) on 22nd of March 2012 was made up of three interesting lectures.
The first one – reported by Prof. Agnese Vardaney from the University of Teramo – dealt with the “Usage of social media in Italian local electoral campaigns”.
Prof. Vardaney talked about different electoral systems and rules in Italy based on major and small towns. The Internet is used everyday for various reasons and to involve electoral campaigns in this process a personalisation of communication is needed. Affiliating with this are personal characteristics of candidates, electoral systems and party size as well as internal organizations.