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Social Media and Political Change
Academic Articles

Social Media and Political Change

Howard, Philip N. and Malcolm Parks.  “Social Media and Political Change.” Special Issue of the Journal of Communication. 2012. This introductory essay highlights the key findings, methodological tool kit, and production process of this Special Issue. We argue that communication researchers are uniquely positioned to analyze the relationships between social […]

Castells And The Media
Books / Publications

Castells And The Media

One of the most prolific and respected scholars today, Manuel Castells has given us a new language for understanding the impact of information and communication technologies on social life. Politicians can no longer run for office without a digital media strategy, new communication technologies are a fundamental infrastructure for the […]

In The News / interviews

CBS Evening News: Tunisia election sets high bar for Arab Spring

CBS Evening News http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-20125869/tunisia-election-sets-high-bar-for-arab-spring/

The Dictators’ Digital Dilemma: When Do States Disconnect Their Digital Networks?
Policy Papers

The Dictators’ Digital Dilemma: When Do States Disconnect Their Digital Networks?

This Policy Paper appears on the Brookings Website. When do governments decide to interfere with the Internet, and why? While many observers celebrate the creative use of digital media by activists and civil society leaders, there are a significant number of incidents involving government-led Internet shutdowns. Governments have offered a […]