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Dr Michael JensenPostdoctoral Fellow

Contact

Address: Building 23, level B University of Canberra Phone: + 61 (0) 2 6206 3850

Centre

Centre for Change Governance

Organisation

Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra

Research Interests

Political communication; internet and online engagement; big data analysis

bio/cv

Dr Michael J Jensen is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis. He has a background in political communication and has published books with Cambridge University Press and Palgrave concerning online political behaviour. His work concerns the use of digital communication technologies in the development of new forms of political organization within political campaigning and protest movements.

publications

Selected Publications

  • Jensen, M.J., Liao, D.C, and Chen, B.Y. (2016), “Introduction” in Political Behavior and Technology: Voting Advice Applications in East Asia. Eds. Liao, D., Chen, B. and Jensen. M. London, Palgrave, pp. 1-14.

    Jensen, M.J. (2016), “Conclusion: Voting Advice Applications, Information, and Democracy” in Political Behavior and Technology: Voting Advice Applications in East Asia. Eds. Liao, D., Chen, B. and Jensen. M. London, Palgrave, pp. 157-166

  • Jensen, M. and Bang, H. (2015), “Digitally Networked Movements as Problematization and Politicization”, Policy Studies, 36, 6, pp. 573–89.

  • Jensen, M.J. and Anstead, N. (2014), “Campaigns and Social Media Communications: A Look at Digital Campaigning in the 2010 U.K. General Election”. In Grofman, B., Trechsel, B. and Franklin, M., eds, The Internet and Democracy in Global Perspective: Voters, Candidates, Parties, and Social Movements, Switzerland, Springer Press, pp. 57-81

  • Jensen, M.J., Jorba, L. and Anduiza, E. (2012), “Introduction.” In Digital Media and Political Engagement: Digital Media and Political Engagement Worldwide: A Comparative Study. Eds. Anduiza, Jensen, and Jorba. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Jorba, L, Jensen, M.J. and Anduiza, E. (2012), “Conclusion.” In Digital Media and Political Engagement: Digital Media and Political Engagement Worldwide: A Comparative Study. Eds. Anduiza, Jensen, and Jorba. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Jensen, M.J. and Anduiza, E. (2012), “Online Political Participation in the United States and Spain.” In Digital Media and Political Engagement: Digital Media and Political Engagement Worldwide: A Comparative Study. Eds. Anduiza, Jensen, and Jorba. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Tang, M., Jorba, L. and Jensen, M.J. (2012), “Internet Use and Political Attitudes in China.” In Digital Media and Political Engagement: Digital Media and Political Engagement Worldwide: A Comparative Study. Eds. Anduiza, Jensen, and Jorba. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Jensen, M.J. (2010), “Images of Citizenship.” In Citizens and E-Government: Evaluating Policy and Management. Ed. Christopher Reddick. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, p. 91-110.
  • Jensen, M.J. (2009), “Participació Política, Alienació i Internet als Estats Units i Espanya.” Internet, Participació, Mobilizació: La Implicació Política de la Ciutadania en Nou Entorn Comunicatiu. Ed. Anduiza. Barcelona, Spain: Direcció General de la Participació Ciutadania. (in Catalan).
  • Jensen, M.J. (2009), “E-governance and Citizen Influence: Electronic Democracy in America?” In Strategies for Local E-government Adoption and Implementation: Comparative Studies. Ed. Christopher Reddick. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, p. 288-305.
  • Jensen, M.J. and Venkatesh, A. (2007), “Government Websites and Political Engagement: Facilitating Citizen Entry into the Policy Process.” Proceedings of TED Conference on e-Government: Enhancing Public Administration Back Offices. Ed. Barbara Thönssen et al. Linz, Austria: Trauner Verlag, p. 56-65.
  • Jensen, M.J. and Danziger, J.A. (2004), “Political Science and HCI.” Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction. Ed. William Bainbridge. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group, p. 562-571.
Research Projects & Grants
PhD Supervision 

Area of Supervision:

  • Political communication
  • Internet and online engagement
  • Big data analysis 

Involvement in PhD Supervisory Panels:

  • Tamara Candy, "The parallels and diversity of the White House Press corps with the Canberra Press Gallery in relation to key journalism services from both nations" (Primary Supervisor)
  • Wei Si, "To study the impact of the latest trends in digital and social networking technology using machine learning techniques. To apply the insights from the study to enhance the user experience on social networking sites - enabling political discourse and an empowering user experience in a digital economy" (Primary Supervisor)
  • Scott Bridges, "Al Jazeera's growing footprint: Ho is Al Jazeera building legitimacy and affecting journalism across the non-Arabic-speaking world?" (Advisor)

 

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