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Lecture 11 11:54 Benkler: The argument about tech and IT affecting politics is not a an argument of  technological determinism.  It provides a set of affordances (makes some things easier  to do than others). These networks make certain things easier Non-factory based non-market based cooperation Government Shutdown “General giving orders to his army” trying to resolve modern day issue with non-modern techniques gap of communication being affected by changing world government process seen as old style same set up as always bi-partisan resolve within each other trying to contain world they cant understand Take so long to come up with verdict in Congress Earlier forms of telegraph took too long to distribute information Time plays an issue here Is this just one of those random things that happens sometimes and its horrible?  Or is it  something in fact that is happening more and more frequently Stationary process Roulette Think odds of winning are same at 6 AM as 12 AM Non stationary Probabilities change over times
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Climate process—probability of things happening now are different than they were years  ago Republican party made up of multiple networks A lot of people in Senate view different men as leaders of Republican party No clear leadership Less communication going on More based on far ideological differences between two parties Probability of a slope process More on the context of the beliefs than the system Parties are exacerbating this polarization Disenfranchising people The way in which congressional districts are drawn have increased the number of safe  districts Learn more about districts through technology that makes them safer Tech for this has been growing all the time Was the speaker in control of what happened?
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  • Fall '08
  • Thorson,S
  • Tea Party Republicans, member plurality districts, Non­factory based non­market

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