Stephen Coleman is Professor of Political Communication at the Institute of Communication Studies of the University of Leeds. His main research interests are methods of political engagement; uses of digital media in representative democracies; intersections between popular culture and formal politics; political efficacy; political aesthetics, performance and rhetoric; literary and dramatic representations of politics; and forms of deliberation and decision-making. Together with Professor Ann Macintosh, he co-directs the Centre for Digital Citizenship, an interdisciplinary research centre which conducts research into the changing nature of citizenship and governance in a networked society. He is the author of The Media and the Public: Them and Us in Media Discourse with K. Ross (Oxford, 2010), The Internet and Democratic Citizenship: Theory, Practice and Policy with J.G. Blumler, J.G. (Cambridge, 2009), What Happens in Parliament (2001, London), and many other publications.
In an exclusive interview with the editor of Digital Icons, Professor Stephen Coleman discusses evolving forms of citizen participation. He examines e-deliberation as an emerging body of research, technological tools, … Read More