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Democracy's Fourth Wave?: Digital Media and the Arab Spring (Oxford Studies in Digital Politics)

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In 2011, the international community watched as a shockingly unlikely community of citizens toppled three of the world's most entrenched dictators: Ben Ali in Tunisia, Mubarak in Egypt, and Qaddafi in Libya. This movement of cascading democratization, commonly known as the Arab Spring, was planned and executed not by political parties, but by students, young entrepreneurs, ...more
Kindle Edition, 162 pages
Published March 1st 2013 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jul 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A book that asks as many questions as it answers. Howard and Hussain do an admirable job compiling a lot of current information to show the distinct role that social media has played in organizing and advocating for civil society in non-democratic regimes.
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Philip N. Howard is a professor and author of seven books, including Democracy’s Fourth Wave? and The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy. He is a frequent commentator on the impact of technology on political life, contributing to Slate.com, TheAtlantic.com and other media outlets.
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