Harold Jansen

Harold Jansen

Harold Jansen is the principal investigator of the Online Citizenship in Canada. He is associate professor and Chair of the Political Science department at the University of Lethbridge.  He was one of the first scholars to do work in the area of the impact of online political activity on the Canadian political system through content analysis of campaign websites in the British Columbia election of 2001. He is the co-author (with Dr. Lisa Young, University of Calgary) of Money, Politics, and Democracy: Canada’s Party Finance Reforms (2011, UBC Press), a study of modern campaign finance reforms in Canada. In collaboration with Royce Koop, he also published work in the Canadian Journal of Communication analyzing citizen interaction on a political discussion board. Jansen and Koop continued their collaboration in a study of the content posted by political bloggers, published in the Social Science Computer Review. Dr. Jansen has also collaborate with Koop and Thierry Giasson on a survey of Canadian political bloggers. In addition to this research focus, he helped run Mapleleafweb, a Canadian political education website.