Dr Stephen Ward

Associate Dean Research and Innovation

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Office Times

Wednesday 12am-1pm

Friday 11am-12am

Biography

Stephen Ward is currently Director of the Politics and Contemporary History Group and a Reader in Politics, School of Arts & Media. He studied at the University Warwick, London School of Economics and the University of West of England. He previously worked at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and joined Salford in 1995. Having gone away to work at the Oxford Internet Institute, University Oxford in 2005, he returned to Salford in 2008.

Teaching

  • British and Comparative politics
  • Political Communication
  • Internet and Politics
  • Political Participation

Research Interests

  • Internet and Politics
  • Political Communication
  • Political Participation
  • Political Campaigning

Qualifications and Memberships

PhD Politics, University of the West of England, Bristol.  March, 1995..

MSc. Government and Politics of Western Europe, (with Distinction), London School of Economics and Political Science. November, 1987.

BA (Hons) Politics, University of Warwick. July, 1986.

Publications

Publications Since 2008

Gibson, R.K., Cantijoch, M & S.J. Ward (eds.) (2013) Analysing Social Media Data and Web Networks, Palgrave: Basingstoke (forthcoming).

Ward, S.J., Davis, R., Owen, D., and D. Taras, (eds.) (2008) Making a Difference? Internet Campaigning in Comparative Perspective, Lexington Books (Rowman Littlefield): Lanham MD.

Edited Journal Special Issues

Gibson, R.K. and S.J. Ward (eds) (2008) ‘E-Politics: The Australian Experience’, Australian Journal of Political Science, 43 (1).

Journal Articles

Gibson, R.K., Gillan, K. Greffet, F. and S. J. Ward (2012) ‘Party Organisational Change and ICTs: The growth of a virtual grassroots’. New Media and Society, 14 (6),.

Ackland, R., Gibson, R.K., Lusoli, W. and S.J. Ward (2010) ‘Engaging with the public? Assessing the online presence and communication practices of the Nanotechnology Industry’. Social Science Computer Review, 28 (4), pp.443-465.

Wring, D.J. and S.J. Ward (2010) ‘The Media and the 2010 Campaign: The Television Election?’ Parliamentary Affairs, 63 (4), pp.802-817.

Schifferes, S., Lusoli, W. and S.J.Ward (2009) ‘What’s the story? Online news consumption in the 2005 General Election’. Northern Lights, 7 (4), pp.52-71.

Gibson, R.K. and S.J. Ward (2009) ‘Parties in the Digital Age’. Representation, 45 (1), pp.87-100.

Ward, S.J. and Francoli, M. (2009) ‘21st Century Soapboxes? MPs and their Blogs’ Information Polity,13 (1/2), pp.21-39.

Gibson, R.K., Lusoli, W. and S.J. Ward (2008). ‘Nationalizing and Normalizing the Local? A Comparative Analysis of Online Candidate Campaigning in Australia and Britain.’ Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 4 (4), pp.15-31.

Gibson, R.K. and S.J. Ward (2008). ‘Introduction: E-Politics – the Australian Experience.’ Australian Journal of Political Science, 43 (1), pp.1-11.

Gibson, R.K., Lusoli, W. and S.J. Ward (2008). ‘The Australian Public and Politics Online: Reinforcing or Reinventing Representation?’ Australian Journal of Political Science, 43 (1), pp.111-131.

Book Chapters

Gibson, R.K. and Ward, S.J. (2012) ‘Political Organizations and Online Campaigning’. In Semetko, H.A. and M Scammell (eds) Sage Handbook of Political Communication, Sage, New York. [Forthcoming]

Ward, S.J. and R.K. Gibson (2011) ‘Renouveler le parti? Les stratégies de campagnes et d’organisations en ligne des partis britanniques’. In Greffet, F. (ed). L'extension du domaine de la lutte. Les partis politiques sur le Web. Paris, Presses de Sciences Po.

Southern, R. and S.J. Ward (2011) ‘Below the radar ? Online campaigning at the local level in the 2010 election’. In Wring, D., Mortimore, R. and S. Atkinson (eds), Political Communication in Britain: The Leader Debates, the Campaign and the Media in the 2010 General Election, Palgrave: Basingstoke, pp.218-240.

Wring, D.J. and S.J. Ward (2010) ‘The Media and the 2010 Campaign: The Television Election?’ in Geddes, A. and J. Tonge (eds) Britain Votes 2010, OUP/Hansard Society: Oxford, pp.217-232.

Gibson, R.K., Cantijoch, M. and S.J. Ward (2010) ‘Citizen participation in the e-campaign’, in Gibson, R.K., Williamson, A. & S.J. Ward (eds) The Internet and the 2010 election, Hansard Society: London, pp.5-18.

Ward, S.J. and R.K. Gibson (2008). ‘Organised Interests and New Social Movements in the UK and Europe’, in Chadwick, A. and P. Howard (eds), the Handbook of Internet and Politics, Routledge: London. pp.25-39.

Gibson, R.K., Lusoli, W. and S.J. Ward (2008).  ‘Italian Elections Online: 10 years on’ in Italian Election 2006, Newell, J. (ed), MUP: Manchester, pp.223-251.

Ward, S.J., Gibson, R.K. and W. Lusoli (2008) ‘Not Quite Normal? Parties and the 2005 UK Online Election Campaign’, in Davis, R., Owen, D., Taras, D. and S.J. Ward (eds). Making a Difference? Internet Campaigning in Comparative Perspective, Lexington Books: Lanham MD, pp.133-160.

Ward, S.J. (2008). ‘Parties and Election Campaigning Online: A New Era?’ In Making a Difference? Internet Campaigning in Comparative Perspective, Davis, R., Owen, D., Taras, D. and S.J. Ward (eds), Lexington Books: Lanham MD, pp.1-15.

Reports

Gibson, R.K.. Williamson, A. & S.J. Ward (eds), (2010) Internet and the 2010 Election: Putting the small p back into politics, London: Hansard Society.

Leston-Bandeira, C. and S.J. Ward (eds), (2008) Parliaments and the Internet, Oxford Internet Institute: Oxford.