Publisher: Lexington Books
Number of pages: 126
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
Social media has dramatically changed the way that people communicate, socialize, and inform themselves. The new opportunities for interaction have come with come new opportunities to provoke, misinform, and alienate those around them. Government employees are particularly challenged because what they post and tweet has repercussions not only for themselves and their chosen networks of friends, but also implications for the public workplaces in which they are employed and the publics that they serve. Harrington, Foote, and McCaskill have taken on the legal, ethical, and managerial implications of public employee expression in cyber-space. Their book will be a source used by scholars and practitioners who are grappling with these somewhat new, but often timeless issues of tradeoffs between liberties and the organizational and political imperatives of public administration. -- James C. Clinger, Murray State University
More than ever before, individuals share their thoughts and opinions on social media outlets. The widespread use of online communication represents a need for evaluating modern conceptions of the First Amendment's Freedom of Speech provision. Analyzing actual disputes involving public employees, the authors rigorously examine the applicability of the Pickering standard in light of changing notions regarding the delicate balance between public interest and governmental rights. Their results provide valuable insights into the limitations of online speech. In our increasingly digital society, this topic will continue to be of great significance. -- Austin Trantham, Jacksonville University
This book should be required reading for every public employee and manager. Free speech and social media are timely topics that warrant the attention of scholars, human resource managers, and those working in the public sector. The authors present a compelling outline of the First Amendment in the age of social media. This must-read book simplifies legal terms and public policy, turning cases into teachable moments. Before accidentally "going viral," think deeply about the content provided in this invaluable resource. -- Sarah Maxwell, University of Texas at Dallas
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