Publications

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

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

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 range of reasons for interfering with digital networks, […]

When Do States Disconnect Their Digital Networks?
Academic Articles / Publications

When Do States Disconnect Their Digital Networks?

Although there have been many studies of the different ways regimes censor the use of social media by their citizens, shutting off social media altogether is something that rarely happens. However, it happens at the most politically sensitive times and has widespread—if not global—consequences for political, economic and cultural life. […]

Opening Closed Regimes: What Was the Role of Social Media During the Arab Spring?
Policy Papers / Publications

Opening Closed Regimes: What Was the Role of Social Media During the Arab Spring?

After analyzing over 3 million tweets, gigabytes of YouTube content and thousands of blog posts, a new study finds that social media played a central role in shaping political debates in the Arab Spring.  Conversations about revolution often preceded major events on the ground, and social media carried inspiring stories […]

Reviews:  Handbook of Internet Politics
Book Reviews / Books / Publications

Reviews: Handbook of Internet Politics

Reviews of The Handbook of Internet Politics Laberge, Yves. Review of Handbook of Internet Politics by Andrew Chadwick and Philip N. Howard. Political Studies Review 9, no. 1 (2011): 100–101. Stuart, David. Review of Handbook of Internet Politics by Andrew Chadwick and Philip N. Howard. Online Information Review 33, no. […]