Tamara A. Small
Professor Small’s (PhD, Queen’s University) research is focused on the use of digital technologies by Canadian political elites. In addition to conducting research on e-campaigning in the last five Canadian federal elections, she has published work on Twitter, blogging by Canadian parliamentarians and on the regulatory framework for the Internet in national and sub-national elections in Canada.
Online Political Engagement and Democratic Citizenship in Canada: This SSHRC funded project explores how new digital technologies have transformed the practice of democratic citizenship in Canada. My co-investigators in this project are Harold Jansen (Lethbridge), Frédéric Bastien (Montreal), Thierry Giasson (Laval) and Royce Koop (Manitoba).
Fighting for Votes: The 2011 Ontario Election: This forthcoming book (UBC Press) explores the interplay between political parties, the media and voters in the 2011 Ontario election. My co-authors are Bill Cross (Carleton), Jonathan Malloy (Carleton) and Laura Stephenson (Western).
Canadian politics (political parties, elections and federalism), digital politics & political communications
Marland, Alex, Thierry Giasson and Tamara Small, eds. (forthcoming Fall 2014). Political Communication in Canada: Meet the Press and Tweet the Rest. Vancouver: UBC Press.
2013. Mind the Gaps: Canadian Perspectives on Gender and Politics. (edited by Roberta Lexier and Tamara A. Small). Fernwood Press.
2012. “e-Government in the Age of Social Media: An Analysis of the Canadian Government’s Use of Twitter.” Policy and Internet 4(3-4) pp 91–111.
2012. “Are We Friends Yet? Relationship Marketing on the Internet.” Political Marketing in Canada: The Practice of Political Marketing and How it is Changing Canadian Democracy eds Alex Marland, Thierry Giasson and Jennifer Lees-Marshment. Vancouver: UBC Press.
2012. “ E-ttack Politics: Negativity, the Internet & Canadian Political Parties.” How Canadians Communicate IV: Media and Politics, eds David Taras and Christopher Waddell. Athabasca University Press.
2011. “What the Hashtag? A Content Analysis of Canadian Politics on Twitter.” Information, Communication and Society 14(6): 872-895.
2010. “Canadian Politics in 140 Characters: Party Politics in the Twitterverse.” Canadian Parliamentary Review, Fall 2010: 49 – 45.
2009. “Still Waiting for an Internet Prime Minister: Online Campaigning by Canadian Political Parties,” Election ed Heather McIvor. Toronto: Emond Montgomery.
2009. “Regulating Canadian Elections in the Digital Age: Approaches & Concerns.” Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy September 2009 Volume 8 Issue 3: 189-205.