David Karpf, “The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy”

thumbnailIn his new book, “The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy,” Karpf argues that changes in membership and fundraising practices have led to a substantial shift in the makeup of the interest group system. Far from “organizing without organizations,” the Internet’s major impact has come through organizing with different organizations.

Dave Karpf is an Assistant Professor of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. His research explores the Internet’s disruptive impact on American political organizing.

Karpf also has firsthand experience with political advocacy, having served as the National Director of the Sierra Student Coalition in 1999 and serving on the Sierra Club’s Board of Directors from 2004-2010. He earned a doctorate in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 and spent the past two years teaching in the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information. He tweets at @davekarpf, and his research can be found at www.davidkarpf.com and www.shoutingloudly.com.