Digitale Gemeindezentren

Political communication and mobilization were altered drastically in the 2008 U.S. election with the increased use of web-based organization. As the 2009 federal elections gear up in Germany, will the parties embrace the lessons learned in the U.S. campaign? DAAD/AICGS Fellow Prof. Dr. Dr. Karl-Rudolf Korte examines the new tools of campaigning and discusses their application to the upcoming German election in his essay, “Digitale Gemeindezentren.”

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Karl-Rudolf Korte

Universität Duisberg-Essen

Prof. Dr. Karl-Rudolf Korte is Professor of Political Science at the Universität Duisberg-Essen, where he focuses on the political system of the Federal Republic of Germany. He is also the Director of the NRW School of Governance.