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Digital Frontlines and Hashtag Politics

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    Dr S Jeffares
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Project Description

Please note - this is a competition funded project.

I am interested in supervising PhD projects that explore how social media is changing how policy is launched and implemented or projects that explore how policy professionals are using social media on a digital front-line.

Applicants of this PhD are invited to propose projects that combine qualitative interviewing with online text analytics and/or work uses software to analyse metadata of tweets or Facebook posts. Research located in the broad field of interpretive policy analysis and critical policy studies is encouraged.

Funding Notes

Please send an 800 word research proposal and a short CV to Dr Jeffares with a view to submitting final proposal to the ESRC competition in December 2016. For guidance and further information on the format of the proposal required see the link below. Informal enquiries to Dr Stephen Jeffares by email.


JEFFARES, S. 2014. Interpreting Hashtag Politics: Policy Ideas in an era of Social Media Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.

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