Posts Tagged ‘ecology’

Considering Digital Impact

Posted June 26, 2011 by Christopher Wilson

Marc Lynch, arguably the seminal political scientist on digital media in Arab politics, has just come out with an excellent essay on how we ought to consider digital media’s impact on state/citizen relations in the wake of the Arab  spring (After Egypt: The Limits and Promise of Online Challenges to the Authoritarian Arab State–the journal is behind a paywall, see some commentary here).  The essay uses Egyptian examples to sketch his understanding of the information ecology in which digital activism and political power struggles necessarily occur.

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