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Kim Strandberg

Ph.D. in political science since late 2006 at the department of social sciences at the Åbo Akademi University Vasa. Appointed adjunct professor (docent) at the Department of politics and administration by the chancellor of Åbo Akademi University on November 30th 2012.

 

Academy research fellow (Academy of Finland) 2017-2021.

My research focuses on online political communication, political participation online, democratic innovations and deliberative democracy.

 

Publications & conference papers:

List of publications

 

 

Articles published or accepted for publication in scholarly journals using review practice:

 

1. Carlson, T. & Strandberg , K. 2005. “The 2004 European parliament Election on the Web: Finnish Actor Strategies and Voter Responses”, Information Polity 10(3 & 4), 189-204.

2. Carlson, T. & Strandberg, K. 2008. “Riding the Web 2.0 Wave – Candidates on YouTube in the 2007 Finnish National Elections”, Journal of Information Technology and Politics 5(2).

3. Carlson, T., Djupsund, G. & Strandberg, K. 2014. ”Taking risks in social media campaigning: the case of blogging by political candidates”, Scandinavian Political Studies 38(1), 21-40. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9477.12011

4. Grönlund, K., Strandberg, K. & Himmelroos, S. 2009. ”The Challenge of Deliberative Democracy Online – A Comparison of Face-to-face and Virtual Experiments in Citizen Deliberation”, Information Polity 14(3).

5. Lindholm, J., Carlson, T, Djupsund, G., Högväg, J. & Strandberg, K. 2015. ”Citizens’ responses to focusing events - An experimental study”. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 33(3), 407-427.

6. Strandberg, K. 2004. “Massornas politiska torgmöten eller de motiverades klubbar? En studie av medborgardiskussioner Internet”, Politiikka 46(1), 17-29.

7. Strandberg, K. 2005. “ ‘Town Hall’ meetings for the Masses or “Social Clubs” for the Motivated? – A Study of Citizens’ Discussions on the Internet”, World Political Science Review 1(1), 1-19.

8. Strandberg, K. 2007. “It’s the Inside that Counts? – An Explorative Analysis of Finnish Parties’

Opinions Concerning the Importance and use of their Websites, and Website Contents, in Relation to Party Characteristics”, Scandinavian Political Studies 30(4), 419-443.

9. Strandberg, K. 2008. “Public Deliberation goes On-Line? – An Analysis of Citizens’ Political Discussions on the Internet prior to the Finnish Parliamentary Elections in 2007”, Javnost- The Public 15(1), 71-90.

10. Strandberg, K. 2008. “On-line Campaigning in Different Settings: A Comparative Meta-Analysis of the Research on Party Websites and Electoral Competition”, Party Politics 14(2), 223-244.

11. Strandberg, K. 2009. “On-line Campaigning – An Opening for the Outsiders? –

An Analysis of the Finnish Parliamentary Candidates’ Websites in the 2003 Election Campaign”, New Media & Society 11(5), 835-854.

12. Strandberg, K. 2013. “A Social Media Revolution or Juts a Case of History Repeating Itself? – The Use of Social Media in the 2011 Finnish Parliamentary Elections”, New Media & Society. 15(8), 1329–1347. DOI:10.1177/1461444812470612

13. Strandberg, K. & Grönlund, K. 2012 “Online deliberation and its outcome -Evidence from the Virtual Polity deliberative experiment”, Journal of Information Technology and Politics 9(2), 167-184.

14. Strandberg, K. & Berg, J. 2013. “Online readers’ comments – Democratic conversation platforms or virtual soapboxes?”,  Comunicao e Sociedade - Communication & Society 23, 132-152

15. Strandberg, K. 2014. “Mapping the on-line campaign audience: an analysis of online participation and its mobilizing potential in the 2011 Finnish parliamentary campaign”, Journal of Information Technology & Politics 11(3), 276-290.

16.  Strandberg, K. 2015. “Designing for democracy? – An experimental study comparing the outcomes of citizen discussions in online forums to those of a designed online citizen deliberation venue”. European Political Science Review 7(3), 451-474.

17. Strandberg, K. & Berg, J. 2015. “Stretching the boundaries of on-line deliberation – An experimental study evaluating the impact of temporality and identifiability on discussion quality in on-line deliberations”. Javnost – The Public 22(2), 164-180.

18. Strandberg, K. & Carlson, T. 2016. “Expanding the Online Political Demos but Maintaining the Status Quo? The Development of Finnish Voters’ Use of the Internet and Social Media Prior to Parliamentary Elections 2003–2015”, Online First published, forthcoming Scandinavian Political Studies.

19. Strandberg, K. Himmelroos, S. & Grönlund, K. (2017). Can Deliberative Norms Prevent Group Polarization in Like-Minded Groups?, forthcoming, International Political Science Review.

 

Articles published or accepted for publication in scholarly edited volumes using review practice:

20. Carlson, T. & Strandberg, K. 2007. “The European Election on the Web in a candidate-centered system: The case of Finland” in Kluver, R., Foot, K., Schneider, S. & Jankowski, N., (eds.), The Internet and National Elections A Comparative Study of Web Campaigning. London & New York: Routledge.

21. Carlson, T. & Strandberg, K. 2008. ” Plus ça change, plus ça reste le même? The evolution of Finnish Web campaigning 1996–2004”, in Strömbäck, J., Ostern, M. & T. Aalberg (eds.) Communicating PoliticsPolitical Communication in the Nordic Countries. Nordicom.

22. Carlson, T. & Strandberg, K. 2012. “The Rise of Web Campaigning in Finland”., in Ramos, J. & Davies, R. (eds.) iPolitics Citizens, Elections, and Governing in the New Media Era Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

23. Carlson, T., Djupsund, G. & Strandberg, K. 2014. ”Do Web Campaigns by Party Leaders Enhance Party Leader Images of Voters? Experimental Evidence from Finland”, in Bishop, J. & Solo, A. (eds.), Politics and Policy in the Information Age, IGI Global.

24. Grönlund, K. & Strandberg, K. 2014. ”Online panels and validity – Representativeness and attrition in the Finnish eOpinion panel”, in Callegaro, M., Baker, R., Bethlehem, J., Göritz, A., Krosnick, J., and  Lavrakas, P., (eds.) Online Panel Research: A Data Quality Perspective, Wiley-Blackwell.

25. Strandberg, K. 2009. “Internet Vaalikampanjassa – Etulinjassa vai marginaalissa?”, in Paloheimo, H. and Borg, S., (eds) Vaalit Yleisödemokratiassa. Tampere: Tampere University Press.

26. Strandberg, K. 2012. “Sosiaalisen median vallankumous? Ehdokkaat, valitsijat ja sosiaalinen media vuoden 2011 eduskuntavaaleissa”, in Borg, S., (ed) Muutosvaalit 2011. Helsinki: Oikeusministeriö – Ministry of Justice.

27. Strandberg, K. & Grönlund, K. 2014. “Online Deliberation – Theory and Practice in Virtual Mini-publics.” in Grönlund, K. Bächtiger, A. &Setälä, M. (eds). Deliberative Mini-Publics – Practices, Promises, Pitfalls. ECPR Press.

 

28. Strandberg , K. & Grönlund, K 2013. “Innovating Democracy On-line? – Evaluating the Finnish Virtual Polity Experiment in Citizen Deliberation”. In Geissel, B & Joas, M. (eds). Participatory Democratic Innovations in Europe - Improving the Quality of Democracy?, Verlag Barbara Budrich.

29. Strandberg, K. 2016 ” Ehdokkaiden ja kansalaisten internetin ja sosiaalisen median poliittinen käyttö vuosien 2003-2015 eduskuntavaaleissa” in Grönlund, K. & Wass, H. (eds). Poliittisen Osallistumisen EriytyminenEduskuntatutkimus 2015, Helsinki: Finnish Ministry of Justice.

30. Strandberg, K. & Grönlund, K. 2017. ” Online Deliberation – An overview of the central aspects of a growing research field”, in Bächtiger, A., Dryzek, J., Mansbridge, J. & Warren, M. (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy, forthcoming, Oxford: Oxford University Press.  

Conference papers:

31. Strandberg, K. 2003. ”Elektroniska medborgardiskussioner– massornas politiska torgmöten eller de motiverades klubbar?: en kvantitativ studie av medborgaraktivitet på Internet”, Paper, 16th NORDICOM conference, Kristiansand, Norway.

32. Strandberg, K. & Carlson, T. 2007. ”From novelty to necessity? The evolution of candidate web campaigning in Finland 1999-2007”, Paper, 4th ECPR General Conference, Pisa, Italy.

33. Strandberg, K. 2012. “Nätbaserade Experiment – ett Tankedokument”, working paper, Internal Workshop in Experimental Methods, Copenhagen.

34. Carlson, T. & Strandberg, K. 2007. “Riding the Web 2.0 wave? Candidates on YouTube in the 2007 Finnish National Elections”, Paper, 4th ECPR General Conference, Pisa, Italy.

35. Strandberg, K. & Grönlund, K. 2009. “Online deliberation and its outcome -Evidence from the Virtual Polity deliberative experiment”, Paper 5th ECPR General Conference, Potsdam, Germany.

36. Carlson, T., Djupsund, G. & Strandberg, K. 2009. ”Does Exposure to Websites and Weblogs Affect Voters’ Party Leader Image Evaluations? – Experimental Studies from the 2007 Finnish National Elections”, Paper 5th ECPR General Conference, Potsdam, Germany.

37. Grönlund, K. & Strandberg, K. 2011. “Online panels and validity - Representativeness and Attrition in the Finnish eOpinion panel”, Paper, Colloquium Methodological Challenges in Participation Research” Córdoba, Spain.

38.  Strandberg, K. 2013. “Designing for democracy? – An experimental study comparing the outcomes of citizen discussions in online forums to those of a designed online citizen deliberation venue”. Paper. Nordmedia 2013, University of Oslo, Norway.

39. Strandberg, K. 2013. “Mapping the on-line campaign audience: an analysis of the on-line “participatory class” in the 2011 Finnish parliamentary campaign’, Paper, EPOP 2013 conference, Lancaster University, United Kingdom.

40. Strandberg, K. & Berg, J. 2014. “Stretching the boundaries of on-line deliberation – An experimental study evaluating the impact of temporality and identifiability on discussion quality in on-line deliberations”. PDD Scaling and Innovation – Contemporary Difficulties and Future Prospects for Participatory and Deliberative Democracy, conference, Newcastle, UK. 2014

41. Strandberg, K. 2014. “PM”, Workshop, Metodiske og etiske utfordringer for internettforskning. University of Oslo, November 20th-21st.

42. Strandberg, K. & Carlson, T. 2015. “Expanding the on-line political audience but reinforcing the status quo? – The longitudinal development of Finnish voters’ use of the internet and social media prior to parliamentary elections between 2003 and 2015”, Paper, Nordmedia 2015 Conference, Copenhagen University, Denmark.

43. Grönlund, K., Himmelroos, S. & Strandberg, K. 2015. ”Can deliberative norms prevent group polarization in like-minded groups?”, Paper, 111th annual APSA meeting. San Francisco, CA. September 3rd-6th.

44. Strandberg, K. Himmelroos, S. & Grönlund, K. (2016). Can Deliberative Norms Prevent Group Polarization in Like-Minded Groups?, Paper, 74th annual MPSA conference, Chicago, Il.

45. Strandberg, K., Grönlund, K. & Himmelroos, S. (2016). The Virtues of Online Deliberation: an Experimental Study of the Impact of Facilitated Deliberation in Online Discussions among Like-minded Citizens. Paper, ECPR General Conference, Charlses University, Prague, Czech Republic.

Published monographs:

46. Strandberg, K. 2006. Parties, Candidates and Citizens On-Line – Studies of Politics on the Internet. Åbo: Åbo Akademi University Press.

 

Other scholarly publications:

47. Djupsund, G. & Strandberg, K. 2006. “Den finlandssvenska nomenklaturan? – En studie av finlandssvensk organisationselit”., in Liebkind, K., & Sandlund T. (eds.), Räcker det med svenskan?. Helsingfors: SLS förlag.

48. Strandberg, K. 2013. “ Nya vägar för den representativa demokratin? – Teorier och upptäckter från två experiment i deliberativa medborgarsamtal”.,  in ”Vanha ja Uusi  Demokratia”. Helsinki: the Committe for the Future of the Parliament of Finland.

49. Strandberg, K. 2015. “Online discussion could foster more democratically focused citizens – but only if the discussion forums hosting the discussions are designed with such effects in mind”, column, Democratic Audit UK, London School of Economics, Government department.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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