Recommended Reading: Good Books about Digital Politics and Internet Advocacy

Taking Our Country Back: The Crafting of Networked Politics from Howard Dean to Barack Obama

By Daniel Kreiss

A must-read book for anyone interested in Democrats’ adoption of internet politics and digital political technology — and for anyone trying to match them.

Social Change Anytime Anywhere: How to Implement Online Multichannel Strategies to Spark Advocacy, Raise Money, and Engage your Community

By Allyson Kapin and Amy Sample Ward

From the Amazon description: “Social Change Anytime Everywhere was written for nonprofit staff who say themselves or are asked by others, ‘Email communications, social media, and mobile are important, but how will they help our nonprofit and the issues we work on? Most importantly, how the heck do we integrate and utilize these tools successfully?’ The book will help answer these questions, and is organized to guide readers through the planning and implementation of online multi-channel strategies that will spark advocacy, raise money and promote deeper community engagement in order to achieve social change in real time.”

Echo Prinzip

Das Echo-Prinzip (The Echo Principle)

By Yussi Pick

A comprehensive digital politics overview and introduction for the German-language audience, by my former colleague Yussi Pick.

Distant Witness

By Andy Carvin

National Public Radio’s in-house social media expert and reporter Andy Carvin both watched the Arab Spring revolts and helped to amplify local voices for a Western audience. Read his fascinating take on a the start of a tumultuous era that’s still playing out years later.