Striving Behind the Shadow: The Dawn of Spanish Politics 2.0

  • Ismael Peña-LópezEmail author
Part of the Information Technology and Law Series book series (ITLS, volume 20)


As in everywhere else in the World, the Spanish awakening to Politics 2.0 has been overwhelmingly influenced by US Politics. Spanish politics was awakened to web politics after Howard Dean’s campaign to the 2004 presidential candidacy, where blogging and other online services like Meetup became important tools for campaigning. The US President Barack Obama’s long path to the presidency—from February 2007 when he announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States, until he assumed office in January 2009, after 2 years of primary and presidential elections—where the Internet was a crucial factor of success, draw the blueprint that many are trying to understand and replicate.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Law and Political Science of Open University of Catalonia (UOC)BarcelonaSpain

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