Phil Howard INFORMATION · DISINFORMATION · DEMOCRACY

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State Power 2.0

Digital media and online social networking applications have changed the way in which dissent is organized[...]

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Democracy’s Fourth Wave? Digital Media and the Arab Spring

Did digital media really “cause” the Arab Spring, or is it an important factor of the[...]

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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[...]

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Working paper

Creativity and Critique: Gap Analysis of Support for Critical Research on Big Data

We define big data as large amounts of information, collected about many people, over multiple devices.[...]

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Topics Big Data

Working paper

Political Parties & Voter Privacy: Australia, Canada, the United States and United Kingdom in Comparative Perspective

Political parties are among the most lax, unregulated organizations handling large volumes of personally identifiable data[...]

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Topics Elections Political Communication Privacy

Academic article

Comparing Digital Divides: Internet Access and Social Inequality in Canada and the United States

What is the best way to measure and track the digital divide, in a comparative manner,[...]

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Topics Digital Divide

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Comparing Digital Divides: Internet Access and Social Inequality in Canada and the United States

What is the best way to measure and track the digital divide, in a comparative manner,[...]

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Topics Digital Divide Social Inequality

Academic article

Telecommunications Reform, Internet Use and Mobile Phone Adoption in the Developing World

How do telecommunications policies influence technology adoption? Has regulatory reform helped mitigate or exacerbate the digital[...]

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Topics Digital Divide Governance Mobile Phones Original Data Political Communication Political Economy Political Economy of Media Social Inequality

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Sizing Up Information Societies

When researchers study technology diffusion in a global and comparative manner, they often find that economic[...]

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Topics Big Data

Academic article

Testing the Leap Frog Hypothesis

This paper tests the ‘leap-frog’ hypothesis by modeling the impact of existing telecommunications infrastructure, controlling for[...]

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Topics Digital Divide Governance Political Communication Political Economy Political Economy of Media Social Inequality Social Theory

Academic article

Network Ethnography and the Hypermedia Organization: New Media, New Organizations, New Methods

Social scientists are increasingly interested in innovative organizational forms made possible with new media, known as[...]

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Topics Network Ethnography

News feature

Inside Higher Ed: A Dozen Slides for Your Job, Conference or Research Talk

One of my mentoring memos was reproduced on the Inside Higher Ed website. The others are[...]

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Topics Teaching Resources

Op ed

Sketching out the Internet of Things trendline

Brookings Institution’s TechTank Blog...

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Topics Internet of Things

Speaking

Inaugural Lecture at UW, “Research Adventures from Grad School to Present”

My department has started a new lecture series for faculty who get promoted to full professor,[...]

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Topics Teaching Resources

Interview

Are There Countries Whose Situations Worsened with the Arrival of the Internet?

This post originally appeared on Freedom To Tinker, after @evgenymorozov tweeted that he would want help[...]

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Topics Digital Divide Social Theory

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