Digital media and online social networking applications have changed the way in which dissent is organized with social movement leaders using online applications and digital content systems to organize collective action, activate local protest groups, network with international social movements and share their political perspectives. In the past, authoritarian regimes […]
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This project report, done with Frank Edwards and Mary Joyce, is mirrored at the website of the Digital Activism Research Project. Download: Frank Edwards, Philip N. Howard, Mary Joyce, “Digital Activism and Non-Violent Conflict,” Digital Activism Research Project, 2013. 23 pp. Seattle, University of Washington. In order to analyze the […]
We are starting to disseminate some of the findings from the USIP-supported Digital Activism Research Project. One of the first pieces on the work is now up with Symposium Magazine: The past few decades have given scholars a rich collection of data that can help them analyze political change, whether […]
Thank you to the colleagues, students, journalists, policy professionals and interested members of the public who came to watch my coauthor Muzammil Hussain (@m_m_hussain) launch Democracy’s Fourth Wave? Digital Media and the Arab Spring. For those who are interested, here is the Prezi that we used for several of the […]
(This post originally appeared on Freedom To Tinker, after @evgenymorozov tweeted that he would want help with a graph of data before he would believe that there were no countries where the situation worsened with the arrival of the internet. @evgenymorozov @ericschmidt there are no countries where tech diffusion rates high and […]