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Technology in Social Change

Using technology for social change has been a major part of my research for over 35 years. I started out looking at Electronic Advocacy in the 1990s. The research that I and my colleagues conducted defined the field.  I was also an early researcher in the Web 2.0/Social Media arena in the early 2000s. In the last decade, my work has concentrated on the role of data and analytics.

This is a field that went from a nitche area to a major part of American (and for that matter, the world) politics.  It's been interesting to be a pat if it and I am proud of the contributions that I have made.

My Work

Books

McNutt, J.G.  (2018) (ed)  Technology, Activism and Social Justice in a Digital Age.  Oxford University Press. 

Hick, S. & McNutt, J.G.  (eds.) (2002). Advocacy and Activism on the Internet: Perspectives from Community Organization and Social Policy. Lyceum Books/Oxford University Press.  Forward by Noam Chomsky.

Articles

David, N., & McNutt, J.G.  (2019). Building a Workforce for Smart City Governance: Challenges and Opportunities for the Planning and Administrative Professions. In Informatics.  6 (4), 47. https://doi.org/10.3390/informatics6040047

McNutt, J.G., Guo, C., Goldkind, L., & An, S. (2018). Technology in Nonprofit organizations and voluntary action. Voluntaristics Review. 3(1) 1-63

McNutt, J.G. & Menon, G.M. (2008). Cyberactivism and Progressive Human Services.    Families and Society. 89 (1), 33-38.

McNutt, J.G. (2008)  Advocacy Organizations and the Organizational Digital Divide. Currents 7 (2)

McNutt, J.G. & Boland, K.M.* (2007). Astroturf, technology and the Future of Community Mobilization: Implications for Nonprofit Theory, Journal of sociology and social welfare, 34 (3), 165-179.

McNutt, J.G. (2006). Building Evidence Based Advocacy in Cyberspace:  A Social Work Imperative for the New Millennium. Journal of evidence based practice 3 (2/3) 91-102.

Quiero-Tajalli, I., McNutt, J.G.   & Campbell, C. (2003). International social and economic justice, social work and on-line advocacy. International Social Work. 46 (2), 149-161

McNutt, J.G.   (2002). New Horizons in Social Work Advocacy. The Electronic journal of social work. 1 (1).  Invited Article

McNutt, J.G.  (2000). Organizing Cyberspace: Strategies for Teaching About Community Practice and Technology. The Journal of community practice, 7 (1), 95-109.  

McNutt, J.G. (2000). Coming Perspectives in the Development of Electronic Advocacy for Social Policy Practice. Critical Social Work, 1 (1)

McNutt, J.G.   & Boland, K.M. (1999). Electronic Advocacy by Non-Profit Organizations in Social Welfare Policy.  Non-profit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. 28 (4), 432-451.

FitzGerald, E. & McNutt, J.G.  (1999). Electronic advocacy in policy practice: A framework for teaching technologically based practice.  Journal of social work education. 35 (3), 331-341.

Book Chapters

McNutt, J.G. (2021). Fighting for justice in cyberspace: The changing role of technology in advocacy. (pp. 263-272). In Libby, P. The Lobbying strategy handbook. [Second Edition] Oxford University Press.

McNutt, J.G, Barlow, J & Carter, D.* (2018).  A Long Strange Trip:  Social Media Adoption in a Group of Technologically Sophisticated Child Advocacy Organizations. (137-) In McNutt, J.G.  (ed)  Technology, Activism and Social Justice in a Digital Age. Oxford University Press. 

Brainard, L, Boland, K* & McNutt, J.G. (2018). The Advent of Technology Enhanced Leaderless Transnational Social Movement Organizations: Implications for Transnational Advocacy. (185-)In McNutt, J.G.  (ed)  Technology, Activism and Social Justice in a Digital Age. Oxford University Press. 

McNutt, J. G., & Goldkind, L. (2018). E-Activism Development and Growth. In M. Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition (pp. 3569-3578). IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch310

McNutt, J.G.  &  Barlow, J. (2012).  A Longitudinal Study of Political Technology Use by Nonprofit Child Advocacy Organizations. In Manoharan, A.& Holtzer, M.  (eds.) E-Governance and Civic Engagement: Factors and Determinants of E-Democracy. IGI Books.

 McNutt, J.G. (2011). Fighting for justice in cyberspace: The role of technology in advocacy. In Libby, P. The Lobbying strategy handbook. Sage Publications.

McNutt, J.G.   (2010). Using Internet technology for transnational social work practice and education. In Negi, N. &  Furman, R. Transnational Social Work Practice, [pp. 176-190] Columbia University Press.

McNutt, J.G. (2008) Macro Social Work and Technology.  (20th Edition) Encyclopedia of Social Work. Edited by Mizrahi & Davis. Oxford University Press

McNutt, J.G.  (2007). Adoption of New Wave Electronic Advocacy Techniques by Nonprofit   Child Advocacy Organizations. Cortes, M. & Rafter, K (eds.), Information Technology Adoption in the Nonprofit Sector. [pp. 33-48]  Lyceum Books.

Lohmann, R. &  McNutt, J.G.  et, al. (2004). Community Practice and the Internet in Weil, M. (ed.). The Handbook of community practice.  Sage.

 McNutt, J.G.  & Boland, K.M.* (2003). Another look at teaching about advocacy on the Internet: Suggestions for social welfare policy courses. In Jansson, B.S. Innovative ways to teach policy practice and policy advocacy. Brooks/Cole, 7-11.

 Hick, S. & McNutt, J.G.  (2002). Communities and advocacy on the Internet: A Conceptual framework. [pp. 3-18] In Hick, S. & McNutt, J. (eds.) (2002). Advocacy and Activism on the Internet: Perspectives from Community Organization and Social Policy. Lyceum Books.

 Hick, S. & McNutt, J.G.  (2002).  Social policy and advocacy in cyberspace. [pp. 165-172] In Hick, S. & McNutt, J. (eds.) (2002). Advocacy and Activism on the Internet: Perspectives from Community Organization and Social Policy. Lyceum Books.

 McNutt, J.G.  & Hick, S. (2002). Organizing for social change: On-line and traditional community practice.[pp. 73-80]. In Hick, S. & McNutt, J. (eds.) (2002). Advocacy and Activism on the Internet: Perspectives from Community Organization and Social Policy. Lyceum Books.

 McNutt, J.G.  & Hick, S. (2002). Cyberadvocacy as social work practice: The continuing challenge to reinvent the profession. [pp. 223-229]. In Hick, S. & McNutt, J. (eds.) (2002). Advocacy and Activism on the Internet: Perspectives from Community Organization and Social Policy. Lyceum Books.

 Boland, K.M.,* Bartron, J.* & McNutt, J.G. (2002). Social work advocacy and the Internet: The Knowledge base. [pp. 19-31] In Hick, S. & McNutt, J.G.  (eds.) (2002). Advocacy and Activism on the Internet: Perspectives from Community Organization and Social Policy. Lyceum Books.

 McNutt, J.G., Burke, K,*  Boland, K.M.* Bartron, J.* & Rice, D. ** (2001). Wired In Beantown: A Study Of On-Line Advocacy By Non-Profits In The Greater Boston Area  In The Impact of Information technology on civil society: Working Papers from the Independent Sector's 2001 Spring Research Forum. Independent Sector. pp. 229-244.

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