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Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy
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Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

Around the developing world, political leaders face a dilemma: the very information and communication technologies that boost economic fortunes also undermine power structures. Globally, one in ten internet users is a Muslim living in a populous Muslim community. In these countries, young people are developing their political identities—including a transnational […]

New Challenges to Political Privacy:  Lessons from the First U.S. Presidential Race in the Web 2.0 Era
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New Challenges to Political Privacy: Lessons from the First U.S. Presidential Race in the Web 2.0 Era

Pundits and scholars laud online campaigning for its potential to democratize politics and praise the 2008 Barack Obama campaign for using new information technologies to mobilize voters. Underneath these extraordinary forms of technologically-enabled political participation, however, is an infrastructure and industry for political data that has received far less attention. […]

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Interview on Brian Lehrer Show

Joined a panel discussion about blogging and censorship in Iran. http://www.cuny.tv/show/brianlehrer/PR1011910  

Reviews:  New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen
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Reviews: New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen

Reviews of  New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen Chadwick, Andrew. Review of New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen, by Philip N. Howard. European Journal of Communication 22, no. 2 (2007): 239–41. Gitlin, Todd. “Thick Communications and Thin Citizenship.” Contemporary Sociology 37, no. 3 (2008): 209–11. Klotz, Robert. Review of […]